D800 Single-point AF vs. Normal AF

Started Jan 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: D800 Single-point AF vs. Normal AF
In reply to ch382, Jan 23, 2013

It would seem that relying on some sort of automatic focusing tracking feature leaves too much room for error. After all, the camera cannot read your mind. It simply deduces what it THINKS is the primary subject using software algorithms. But it can't know what's in your head.

Focus and recompose, it's a technique that's worked for decades. Increase DOF as needed to ensure your subject remains in focus even if it moves a little. The less you rely on automatic camera functions, the more you will improve as a photographer.

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