fz1000 auto focus tracking not working so well.

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fz1000 auto focus tracking not working so well.
4 months ago

I have been trying to capture images of birds in flight and I'm having extreme difficulty in getting a nice clean and sharp image using the fz1000. I found it easier to do on the fz200.

Anyway in my attempts to get these images, I've been trying many different settings on the camera and I've found that the auto focus tracking is pretty bad. I have noticed that it just will not lock on to small birds unless the bird is very close to me and not really moving. It has a hard time locking onto larger birds that are moving quickly. Today I tried to lock onto a goose in a lake and it turned out that the camera was locking onto the water and not the goose.

Either I must be doing something wrong or it is a hardware issue since others have said the auto focus tracking is pretty good.

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