Who Here Uses Focus/Recompose with X Cameras?

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Birddogman
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In reply to AustinB, 7 months ago

The subjects I like to photograph are rarely in one place for more than a few seconds. As far as I can recall, I've used this method with the XP-1 and every other autofocus camera I've used to the point that it is an unconscious action like shifting gears in a car with a manual transmission.  It is the quickest and least disruptive way of both quickly acquiring focus on the principal subject and getting good composition that I know.

Nearly all of the "action" shots I shoot with the Fuji are shot with small apertures to help counter the slow focus tracing of the camera.  That also has the side benefit of giving quite a lot of leeway for the focus/recompose process, thereby off-setting most human error.

On set-piece type shots, like landscapes, there is plenty of time to use other methods of obtaining both focus and pleasing composition, but with something like a dog retrieving a pheasant, there is no time at all.

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