D800 Single-point AF vs. Normal AF

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D800 Single-point AF vs. Normal AF
Jan 23, 2013

Hey guys,

Just curious... Any wedding or event photogs out there.. (Happy to hear from other photogs too!), specially in regards to the D800- how do you shoot weddings? In terms of AF?

I have found with a Nikon 24-70mm 2.8 I get a lot better focus if I select the focus point myself.. Be it far-right or center, etc... It doesn't seem to nail all the shots if it's on automatic 51-pt as much as the general 'you-tell-it-where-to-go' style AF..

Do you guys find the same?

The main question is what is your preference when shooting events or weddings in this regard? In particularly with the D800 if any one out there uses it for that... Do you set automatic AF? Or do you like to manually select where to focus?

I'm just thinking obviously selecting manual would not be the best approach when you're quick firing in such an event and Auto would be better.. But does anyone else find this or is it just me?

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