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Panning Recommendations


Seattle, US
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ChickNew Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Apr 2014
Sat 26-Apr-14 03:57 PM

I am quite new to the D610 and would appreciate some advice. I am going to my grandson's outdoor soccer game in slightly overcast lighting (I am in Seattle) and would like recommendations for how to best keep my grandson in focus while he's running. It would be nice to get him in sharp focus with a trailing blur effect---but that might be asking a lot. I am not sure whether I should use AF-A and pan, or AF-C, with 9, 21 or all 39 (or 3d) autofocus points +/- panning. What are the best settings for panning? What would be a good shutter speed to get both sharp focus with trailing blur? I am using a kit 24-85mm f3.5-4.4 lens at the moment.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

Thank you.