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D700 autofocus in low light

trevor

Toronto, CA
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trevor Registered since 11th Mar 2003
Thu 14-Aug-08 08:50 PM

I have shot my 3rd wedding now with the D700, and I gotta say that I am pretty disappointed with the auto focus in low light. I shoot mainly with fast primes (non-afs). I think I might try and rent a D3 to compare, but I find that the autofocus on my old D2h was way better.

I find my 85/1.8 is giving me the most trouble. Has anyone found that they had to play with the AF fine tune much?

BTW I don't use any of the AF assist lights, even though I know that by using them it would help, but I never needed them on my D2h/x and I find they draw to much attention to the photographer.

Basically I am just looking to hear other D700 photographers insights on low light autofocus, preferably how it compares to the D3.

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