D800 AF now IMPROVED!

Started Jan 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
Daniel Lauring
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Re: D800 AF now IMPROVED!
In reply to inasir1971, Jan 25, 2013

inasir1971 wrote:

Daniel Lauring wrote:

Do you set the AE-L/AF-L button to focus? If so, how do you lock exposure...or don't you ever do that? I find exposure lock is important because Nikon's matrix metering does not work as reliably as Canon's evaluative metering, so I'm stuck with point metering...which requires meter lock.

I use the button for exposure lock, and the shutter for focus lock. I don't see why using a button for focus lock would give you anymore accurate focus lock than using a half shutter press.

It isn't using the separate button but rather AF-C vs AF-S. I find AF-C to give better results particularly with fast primes.

So you are saying you find AF-C more accurate, but the only way to get it to lock is to assign it to the AF-L button which turns it off when you let go of the button.  Do you ever use exposure lock too?  If so, how do you employ the two together?

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