D800 AF-ON and AF-C

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And consider trying AF-C tracking with "Release + Focus" as well...
In reply to primeshooter, 10 months ago

I've found that I get slightly better focus accuracy with AF-ON and AF-C on the D700 on static subjects versus AF-S. The AF-C advantage may be true in general for cameras with the CAM 3500 FX module.

Interestingly on the D700, in addition to the above, I've also found even with static subjects that switching to the crosshair 9 point AF-C tracking with "release+focus" can often beat out both single point AF-C or 9 point AF-C tracking with "focus" enabled.

Has anyone else experimented along these lines... using AF-C tracking for static subjects? I'm obviously testing focus performance under extreme conditions to evaluate optimal configuration... f/1.4 lens in low, bad light with medium to high contrast targets.

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