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AF Focus settings - questions

dgillilan

Williamsburg, US
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dgillilan Silver Member Nikonian since 15th May 2006
Sat 27-Dec-08 09:52 PM


Dear D700 users,
I have been using AF, CH, with 51 point 3D predictive focus, with a Nikon 24-70mm NED Lens. I have experienced, with a fast moving subject(running puppy) that the focus point goes all over the place - her tail, her feet, the ground, when I have tried to put it on her eyes. It seems to be predicting too much, and wrongly so. Thus today I tried a different choice.
I tried using 51 point today, no 3D(I think this prevents the predictive focus by the camera). Same subject. It seemed to do a little better, although the light hurt me, I was wide open and only had 1/200 sec (not fast enough for this puppy) or so, very cloudy.

Do others have this issue, and relent to using 51 point (no 3D)? This would apply, I would think, with moving children, puppies, dancers, anything faster than a butterfly !!).
Thanks,
Debra
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