>I like your images as they are. > >Yet, I had the opportunity to try myself the D800 at the >recent ANPAT 12. >Some conclusions on focus tracking, important to me because of >some other settings findings (reconfirming what was found on >the D700, D7000 and others before): >a) Best AF tracking was obtained using Dynamic 21 focus points >(not 1, 9 or 51) >b) Focusing Mode AF-C >c) Must keep the priority sensor over the subject while >tracking (use AF-ON) >d) On subjects as close as your dog, try to maintain focus on >the eyes. >e) Don't be afraid to raise ISO higher, for faster shutter >speeds.
Thanks very much for this - I followed your advice this morning - and used the suggested shutter speed of 1/1250 ...
1/1250 , F7.1, ISO 4500 @ 230 mm
I'm happy now I can stop the action in poor light. - As to the original images, I was pleased with them as well, as said above, the blur adds a bit of an impression of speed to the shots. Here's a few more from my original attempt.
Now all I need to do is convince the expenditure committee that I need a 2.8 70 - 200 !