Sports in AF-A, how many focus points?

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Sports in AF-A, how many focus points?
Sep 3, 2012

I recently started using a Nikon D7000. It has AF-A mode, not just AF-S and AF-C. In AF-A, it's supposed to detect whether the subject is stationary or moving. If the former, it shoots single-servo; if the latter, it shoots continuous servo. This seems good for my football shooting because sometimes my subjects will be stationary (e.g., shots while lined up at line of scrimmage) while other times I shoot the play unfolding. Regarding focus points, the D7000 manual recommends shooting football action in 21 point dynamic area AF (with either AF-A or AF-C).

I tried AF-A with 21 points last Friday night and obtained good results, but I did notice some focusing on persons other than my intended subject. What do you think of using AF-A and following the D7000 manual's advice above? Any better alternatives?

Jay
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