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Release priority and AF-ON vs. AF-S

sophrosune

AU
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sophrosune Registered since 08th Jun 2006
Wed 26-Jul-06 02:01 AM

I've been listening to the last couple of Image Doctor podcasts where they have been talking about sports photography and auto-focus settings, in particular the use of release priority and the AF-ON button for fast auto-focussing. They mentioned its applicability to the D200 and D2* cameras but I can't see why it can't be done with the D70(s) using AF-C mode and configuring the AE/AF button appropriately.

Maybe I don't understand how its being used but I'm wondering exactly what advantages the method described has over just using AF-S and relying on the half button press to lock focus. Sure, using AF-C and AF-ON will allow focus lock without actually having something in focus but I presume you need a subject that can be focussed on at some point in order to produce a sharp image. What about this am I not getting?

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