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AF-ON follow up questions

56chevy

Austin, US
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56chevy Registered since 05th Oct 2008
Sat 18-Jul-09 03:36 PM

I have asked about AF-ON before -- and "thought" I understood it -- but please bear with me as I do still have some issues with this approach.....

Here is the way I understand to set up and use AF-ON -- and would like to know if it is correct -- then a couple of questions.

Custom setting a5 to AF-ON only
Switch to AF-C mode
Set a1 to "Release Mode" - Question -- do I HAVE to do this -- what is the point of a bunch of OOF pictures -- can I leave this setting in "Focus" mode?

To take a shot of a "still" subject - position your focus point on the subject - press and release the AF-ON button -- and recompose if needed - then take the shot by pressing the shutter
VR activates at half press of the shutter

To take a shot of a moving subject - position your focus point on the subject - press and HOLD the AF-ON button. If you are in "single point" you would need to track the subject by moving the camera -- if you are in Dynamic AF area - you can hold your camera still and allow the camera to "track" the moving subject.

Is this correct ?

Assuming the above is correct -- my main quesions are:
1) Since I really don't shoot a lot of moving subjects (not a birder or sports shooter) I don't like the idea of setting my AF-C release mode to "Release" -- can't I set this to "Focus" ? Would it still work this way ?

2) When using the AF-ON focusing method -- do most of you set your switch to "single point" or Dynamic AF area ?

3) If you set it to Dynamic AF area -- how many "points" do you have yours set to (9, 21 or 51) ?

Hope this all makes since -- and Thanks in advance for your replies

Art
"Feels so good feeling good again"

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