How accurate should one expect autofocus to be?

Started Mar 30, 2013 | Questions thread
tiko
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Re: How accurate should one expect autofocus to be?
In reply to SixtenB, Mar 30, 2013

SixtenB wrote:

mironv wrote:

Stop using AF-C and set to AF-S if a kid moves a bit just re touch shutter button and AF will re focus.

Thank you Mirnov. I had similar issues with AF-S, and switched to AF-C since I thought motion (either mine or the subject's) was causing the off focus.

Try using AFC single point instead of 9 point dynamic while still keeping the focus point on the eye. In the dynamic mode the camera will initially use the point you selected but MAY change it to another point if  it finds something with better contrast under ANY of the other (9, 21 or 51) dynamic points. While this is not how Nikon states it in the manual, I found it to be very true

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