D800: focus setting for wildlife

Started Mar 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: D800: focus setting for wildlife
In reply to WIMorrison, Mar 29, 2014

This is what is use for Birds. Here is a blog post I did in the past. Hope this helps


AF-on button activate the AF.(a4)

Drive mode set to CH(high)

AF-C and Af points to D-9

a1 – Release
a3 – Short to Normal
a6 – on
a7 – 51
a8 – off

Metering- My default metering is matrix metering. I use this for 95% of the time and works well. Only instance when this may not work is when shooting in bright sunny days and the eagle is backlit. In those instances I use center weighted matrix metering.


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