Any thing wrong with using AF-C permanently?

Started Apr 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Any thing wrong with using AF-C permanently?
In reply to Jostian, Apr 25, 2013

Jostian wrote:

Was wondering why one would use AF-S, when AF-C focuses continually, addressing slight variations in mvt that AF-S doesn't, so why use AF-S, just leave it on AF-C, I now there are other considerations like speed etc that would affect which AF to use, but speaking purely on focus, surely t here's nothing wrong with just leaving AF on AF-C? or am I missing something(s)?

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Jostian

There's nothing "wrong" with it, per se, but each focus mode has some advantages.

AF-S: more "solid" focus lock, focus and recompose is easier (can be done with AF-C, but requires using AF-ON or AF-LOCK), less hunting, probably some other things that I'm not thinking of right now.

AF-C: allows for focus to be kept with slight movement by photographer, subject, or both, as you mentioned.

There should be no reason why you can't get sharp shots from AF-S.

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