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Need help with Birds In Flight D7100

Steve6344

Aventura, US
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Steve6344 Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Jul 2012
Sat 27-Apr-13 11:40 PM | edited Sat 27-Apr-13 11:51 PM by Steve6344

I am trying to learn how to shoot BIF but not getting good results. Issue is focusing. I am shooting with 18-300mm. I looked in View NX2 and most of the time the focus point is not on the bird. Following are my settings for U2 (Continuous high)

Shutter Priority 1/1000 sec

AF-C D21 Release priority

I have my AE-L/AF-L button programmed for AF-ON.

The way I shoot is I try to put center focus point on a bird already in flight, press and release AF-ON (AE-L/AF-L) then shoot a burst by using the shutter release.

I assume that I don't have to keep my finger on this button after the initial press but am not sure about that.

I noticed that the Focus Lock dial was in the locked position. Would that prevent the camera from keeping the bird focussed?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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