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How do I get sharper, in-focus pictures? Want to learn!

agitater

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"RE: How do I get sharper, in-focus pictures? Want to learn!"

agitater Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 18th Jan 2007
Fri 24-May-13 02:12 PM

>Any thoughts as to whether or not turning the autofocus
>parameter a3 to the "off" position when taking
>stills even if AF-S mode?
>
>This is "focus tracking with lock-on".

Focus tracking is a feature which holds focus on a specific moving subject while you're panning the camera to track it, or while it is moving across the frame while the camera is being held still.

If you lock on to a subject and neither you nor the subject moves, focus tracking won't activate. It's a function that activates automatically (after you've turned it on in the menu of course) only in the situations described above. If you don't commonly lock focus on moving subjects while trying to track them (e.g., birds, trains, people walking by on the street, low flying aircraft, etc.), there's no need to turn on the functionality. It won't hurt anything if you do though, so it's entirely up to you. Leaving it on doesn't take anything away (CPU cycles, battery power, etc.) from other camera functions.

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