Total Focus Misses at Hockey Game with D700

Started Jan 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
johncaz
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Re: Total Focus Misses at Hockey Game with D700
In reply to Nadia373, Jan 15, 2012

Nadia373 wrote:

Wow, did I mess up at my Nephew's hockey game. I totally don't understand how to focus during a hockey game. Most of the pictures were blurred, with a few sharp players in the middle of blurred. The lighting and colors were great and no grain. At the game I switched between single to continous focus and all the pictures were bad, it did not matter. I used dynamic auto area AF and 51 points; I read that I should use less focus points. My camera is set on AF-S for focus priority and AF-C release and focus. Focus tracking with lock off. My ISO was set for auto and the pictures were great no grain and bright. I used a 24-70 mm 1:2.8 FX lens. Aperture setting with F 7 set. Yes hand held. I think I need to stick with my portriat pictures. Any suggestions for next time?

Thanks in advance,
Nadia

Nadia, its not only about the hardware, sports shooting requires experience as well. So if this is your first time, im sure your next try will prove more fruitful.

On the hardware side, try this article, I'm sure it will help you understand the AF options and how better to use it to your advantage
http://nikonglass.blogspot.com/2009/02/refined-focusing-technique-for-nikon.html

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