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Auto Focus Confusion

dm1dave

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"RE: Auto Focus Confusion"

dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006
Tue 02-Apr-13 12:36 AM

Yes - you are on the right track.

For shooting birds I usually use 9 or 21 focus points rather than all 51. Try to keep the subject as close to the center of the frame as possible.

If you find that focus jumps off of the subject often then try setting Custom Setting A3: Focus Tracking with Lock-On to a higher number. You may have to experiment with this setting to find what works best for you.

I do not recommend Auto Area AF or 3D tracking for birds and aircraft. Auto Area takes away all of your control of the AF system and the 3D tracking option works best with people and closer subjects.

Dave Summers
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