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A3: Focus Tracking with Lock-On

KnightPhoto

Alberta, CA
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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Wed 04-Sep-13 03:41 AM

Been experimenting with setting A3: Focus Tracking with Lock-On to value "5 Long". This is a counterintuitive setting, for us birds in flight (BIF) addicts, that seems to be playing out as helpful for birds that track against the sky initially and then drop down such that the background becomes trees or water, We BIF people need to avoid the AF grabbing onto the background when the bird drops down, otherwise the photo op is pretty much completely lost.

Here are some examples of Lock-On=Long that I am happy with:
- juvenile Black Terns alternatively picked up against a sky and dropping down to a treed background... I'll make some separate posts, I have to reduce the other examples to 1200 pixels wide.


Best regards, SteveK

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