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Bravozulu

Los Angeles, US
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Bravozulu Registered since 04th Jun 2012
Tue 21-Aug-12 12:28 PM

Restaurant. Dinner party of 5. SB800 in shoe-- TTl-bl. P mode. 16-85mm lens. AF-S focus, with focus area set in automatic. Matrix metering.

I missed number of shots when the camera wouldn't release. I have the AF/AE button set for Back Focus. Most of the frames were pretty wide. i'd hit the AE button and get the green light, then the shutter button would capture. This happened at the table. There wasn't a lot of movement among the subjects.

Upon leaving, we all stood at the doorway and I handed my camera to a security guy, and he couldn't get the camera to fire. He was focusing, got the green light, but the camera wouldn't shoot. I'm sure my understanding of AF-S and AF-C is weak. And I am a bit wobbly about focus area selection.

How do you deal with these hangups?

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