Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
members
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?

arthury

US
1056 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author
arthury Registered since 24th May 2002
Wed 19-Dec-07 10:13 PM

Anyone out there tested the AF for a subject that's running from a distance directly into the camera (like the Rob Galbraith's test for the Canon 1DMk3)?

I got my kids to run directly towards me from about 25m.

I tried different ISO (from 200 - 1250).

The manual is a little skimpy on the 51pt+3D option. This option seemed pretty jumpy & imprecise to me.

51pt (without 3D) is better but still not as precise as 9pt.

The good old Single-pt AF-C is no longer as effective as the D2X. In the D2X, AF-C with Single-pt AF is the fastest and most precise with a4=OFF but this does not work well in the D3.

I have to test further but so far, I am not very convinced that it is working as effectively as the D2X.

--
Arthur Yeo
My Portfolio
My Flickr Portfolio

Subject
ID
Reply message RE: D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?
1
Reply message RE: D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?
2
Reply message RE: D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?
4
Reply message RE: D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?
3
Reply message RE: D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?
5
Reply message RE: D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?
6
Reply message RE: D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?
7
Reply message RE: D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?
15
Reply message RE: D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?
8
Reply message RE: D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?
10
     Reply message RE: D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?
23
Reply message RE: D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?
9
Reply message RE: D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?
11
     Reply message RE: D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?
12
Reply message RE: D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?
13
Reply message RE: D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?
14
Reply message RE: D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?
16
Reply message RE: D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?
17
Reply message RE: D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?
18
Reply message RE: D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?
19
     Reply message D3 AF-C : best performing config
20
     Reply message RE: D3 AF-C : best performing config
21
     Reply message RE: D3 AF-C : best performing config
24
     Reply message RE: D3 AF-C : best performing config
22
     Reply message RE: D3 AF-C : best performing config
25
          Reply message RE: D3 AF-C : best performing config
26
     Reply message RE: D3 AF-C : best performing config
27
          Reply message RE: D3 AF-C : best performing config
28
               Reply message RE: D3 AF-C : best performing config
29
                    Reply message RE: D3 AF-C : best performing config
30
                         Reply message RE: D3 AF-C : best performing config
31
     Reply message RE: D3 Dynamic AF -- working for you?
32
Reply message RE: Apparently not mentioned so far
33
Reply message RE: Apparently not mentioned so far
34
Reply message RE: Apparently not mentioned so far
35

G