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Focusing and Composing

Amo

Bermuda Run, US
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Amo Registered since 07th Apr 2009
Wed 11-Jul-12 01:08 AM

I have a very elementary question that one would think only a beginner would ask, but I have read and reread my D3s manual without a clear understanding of this issue. My wife and I both shoot the D3s, and we use the back button (AF-ON) for focusing. We have used back button focusing on every camera we have ever owned where it was possible. We use continuous servo, single point auto focus. As most are aware, when shooting an event, things happen rapidly. We customarily focus on the element that we wish to be in focus, and then we recompose if necessary prior to pressing the shutter. We thought we were happy with our results, but we have been advised by a so-called expert holding a seminar that we cannot focus and recompose this way as the focus will drift during the recomposition. He emphatically states that we must move the focus point around with the multi-selector to the element that we wish to have in focus which is generally a bit time consuming. Could anyone give me some advice on this? I thought our shots were quite sharp, but.......

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Regards,

Dennis

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