This afternoon's Olympic Cycling Time Trials

Started Aug 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
Ed at Ridersite
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Re: This afternoon's Olympic Cycling Time Trials
In reply to TomvL, Aug 2, 2012

TomvL wrote:

Ed at Ridersite wrote:

These are not bad considering the speed. IMO, it's not the ISO, but more likely the DOF & focus plus the slight softness of the lens wide open. I think f8 might have worked better. It wouldn't have hurt your shutter that much (1/500 should be enough). If you use AF-A instead of AF-C, you can get peaking to see exactly what is in focus. Zone focusing might work better too. But, it's had to tell what combination would actually be best.

I think the peaking in AF-A won't help: You just have to use AF-C, follow as good as possible and just keep pressing the shutter.
I would only use peaking in case you prefocussed.

AF-A works fine with moving targets - at least it does for me. The peaking can tell you when to press the shutter if nothing else. It's certainly worth a try when shooting cyclists.
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