D800 AF now IMPROVED!

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

Daniel Lauring wrote:

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?

If you are referring to focus and recompose - yes, you would have to use the AF-ON button and assign focus to AF-ON only.

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