Disapointed in my Df.

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Paul P K
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Re: AF-S and self timer on a moving subject ?!!
In reply to han47, 3 months ago

han47 wrote:

Hallo Paul,

je hebt het, denk ik, mis wat betreft de setup van de OP.
He put a flashlight on the camera than changed AFc to AFs to use the flashes red focus assist light.
Then he would still have the choice to use the flash for exposure or just its assist light.
There's no talking of selftimer whatsoever.

Ciao, Han

Hi Han

please read more carefully (In in this case what the OP wrote in red, not the manual)

brianric wrote:

j_photo wrote:

brianric wrote:

I was shooting a Relay for Life last night to 6 AM this morning at a local college and decided to use my Df. I had it set up for flash, AF-C single point, center point, focus priority. The Df struggled to lock focus in what I would consider in light, while low, not all that bad. I had to switch to AF-S, and the red AF-assist illuminator in order to lock focus. When I had a small break in the action I replaced the Df with my D800. With the same initial setup the D800 nailed the focus instantaneously 100% of the time.

At some point as light decreases, the D800 should come out ahead. I would be interested to know at what exposure (shutter, aperture, ISO) were you seeing the problem?

I took a picture with no flash, and it was f/4.0 at 1/80 at ISO 3200.

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