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Comparison of D600 vs. 700

briantilley

Paignton, UK
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briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Tue 18-Sep-12 09:50 PM | edited Tue 18-Sep-12 10:15 PM by briantilley

>I would like to know exactly how you shoot AF-C in Focus
>Priority mode and focus/recompose with a D7000.

I'm not Stan, and I don't have a D7000 (or a D800 or D600...), but if it helps I can explain how I've always used the AF-ON button on its own for focusing on the D200, D300, D700 and D3s:

1. Assign AF initiation to the AF-ON button only
2. Select AF-C mode (Release Priority)
3. Put your selected AF point(s) over the subject
4. Press AF-ON until focus is achieved
5. Release AF-ON
6. Re-frame if necessary
7. Press Shutter Release

So, no need for AF-L. That's for static subjects, of course - for action shots I don't re-compose as such, but rather select the AF point that gives me the framing I want, keep that over the subject as it moves and keep AF-ON pressed while releasing the shutter.

After doing it this way for several years, it's second nature now, and should work just as well with a D600 (or D7000)

Brian
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