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Getting to grips with AF system

wooster

UK
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wooster Registered since 02nd Nov 2011
Sat 26-Nov-11 04:17 PM

Hi folks. I'm on a bit of a learning curve with my new D700 and just want to check I've understood this part of the AF system correctly.

If I'm photographing something like birds in flight or other fast moving subject and I have the following settings on my camera:

a1 AF-C priority selection Release + focus

a3 Dynamic AF area set to 51 points (3D-tracking)

a8 AF point selection AF11 11 point

I set the front focus switch to C, for AF-C to let me continuously focus

I select the back focus switch to dynamic area mode.

As I understand it, if all of the above are set, I can select a focus point of the 11 central ones manually by using the selector dial and press the shutter half way down. Therefore, if I've used, for example the centre point, to focus on the bird's eye. As long as I keep the shutter half depressed the dynamic area focus should track the bird through all 51 points.

Have I got this right or not?

Thanks for your help.

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