AF questions about what area mode and dyanmic AF area to use

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AF questions about what area mode and dyanmic AF area to use
7 months ago

I shoot a D300, and I have started to get confused about picking the AF area mode and dynamic AF area for the occasion. I have read that for action and sports, most people use dynamic-area AF and 9 or 21 points, but I also saw that some people used the 51 point 3D tracking? And why not just 51 points? I tried out the 3D tracking and honestly I was a little confused by it, plus a bit annoyed. Didn't seem to work that great, even when the subject was still.

Can someone explain when to use each mode and area? Thanks

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Nikon D300 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G +4 more
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