Any thing wrong with using AF-C permanently?

Started Apr 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Pradipta Dutta
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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)?

There is nothing wrong in leaving on AF-C permanently as long as you can deal with the slight delay that AF-C has in the initial acquisition of focus.

However, there is another aspect of AF-S that is important to some. In certain situations one may NOT want the camera to continuously track focus. They may just want to acquire focus, possibly recompose and then shoot. That is not possible with AF-C as the focus tracking continuously remains engaged unless you use focusing for AF-ON button only.

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