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when to use 51 point 3D tracking ?

rooban

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rooban Registered since 19th Feb 2010
Fri 19-Feb-10 05:50 PM

Hi there,
I am an amateur photographer trying to improve my photography skills.
Over the weekend I was shooting (for the first time shooting any sports) an ice hockey game and then some kids doing tobagganing. Now I wonder whether I should have used 51 point 3d tracking feature of my D700 camera (with 70-300 lens). I just used 21 points (with centre point active). But my AF points choice limited me to always keep the subject in the centre of the frame (which sometimes cropped some of the 'best composed' shots) I was always trying to bring my active AF point on the moving subject.

I will soon post some shots from tobagganning and ice hockey soon..
Any other tips while shooting such sports will help too..

Thanks for your help in advance,
-Rooban

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