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Question about AF ON button usage

RRRoger

Monterey Bay, US
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"RE: Question about AF ON button usage"

RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter Member
Wed 01-May-13 01:01 PM

>Quote
>Having the VR run when focusing means the VF is steady now.
>Although the VR start up time is so fast that the shutter
>release action is enough time for it to stabilize the instant
>before the shutter opens, purpose of the VR activation during
>AF-On is for VF and AF and metering sensors are stabilized
>also. So the new method is an improvement in all but battery
>life.
>Stan<<<

This is certainly true of modern VR lens,
but there is often a noticeable lag with the old 80-400 while the lens stabilizes.
I am not saying you cannot use VR to shoot sports with that lens.
I prefocus on the spot where I will take the shot first
by pressing the AF-ON button then press it again and hold it on the subject as they approach.

One of the first things I do when I get a new camera is to set the AF-ON (or AE-L/AF-L) as the only focus.

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