XT-1 and 55-200, continious shooting on moving subjects

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Jasko014
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XT-1 and 55-200, continious shooting on moving subjects
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Continuous shooting of moving subjects is very important for me and I gave it a try today on a sport field in Moscow with two kids playing football. I have a camera for couple of days and needs to become used to it. Light was not very good, it was cloudy with some rain.

My settings were:

Focus area set to 4 (At 1 camera was very busy and hunts for the focus endlessly, at 4 better I got better results as with 5)

Macro OFF

Focus priority

AF Mode Area

PRE AF OFF

AF Illuminator ON

Drive CH

Front selector to Continuous Focus

I did choose the central of 9 sensors using PDAF. I have to say, that if I kept the central sensor  on the target during shooting, 90 % of the photos were sharp. All together I did shoot around 400 frames.

When the target dissapeared from central sensor all the photos were OOF.

It would be nice to have possibility to activate the whole group of 9 sensors to follow the moving subject.

Otherwise the photos are unprocessed, just a bit cropped.

Has somebody used other settings with better % of keepers ? Some suggestions.

Thx,

Jaka

XT-1 Cont AF with 55-200 lens

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In reply to Jasko014, 8 months ago

These are certainly very sharp. My observations on this and the 56mm lenses on the XE-2 is that it takes on average about 0.5sec to focus and shoot (shutter lag), even in good light, on anything moving. So the real question is, are these shots what you wanted to shoot when looking at the EVF or images formed a few msec later ?

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I believe you are shooting correctly. It is a matter of learning how to shoot with the center focus on the subject. A 90% focus rate is good considering you are just beginning to learn the camera. I would try using the largest focus frame. Your frame might have been centered on the coat where there is little contrast to pick up auto focus.

I have my camera setting : Release/focus priority Setting on Focus.

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I wold say XT-1 with 55-200 is very fast on first frame and also keeps the focus if focus sensor frame is on the moving subject, but that is not so easy to keep.))

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Thanks for the tip. I also have priority set on Focus for both AF-S/AF-C. I was shooting half time with Focus area set to 5 and half time set to 4. I got a feeling camera focuses better with set to 4. Will make further tests.

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Jasko014 wrote:

I wold say XT-1 with 55-200 is very fast on first frame and also keeps the focus if focus sensor frame is on the moving subject, but that is not so easy to keep.))

How fast ? If you try to shoot a penalty, will you be able to take the shot at the moment the foot kicks the ball, assuming no zone focus but plain focus and shoot ?

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I noticed that you are using ISO that are too low for action and dark weather conditions. Don't be afraid to bump up the ISO when needed this camera will give excellent results.

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There are times you may want or need to move the focus frame off center. Have you had any experience shooting action with a DSL?

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Yes, I am sure I did that today, couple of times.

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I did use Auto ISO, time was set to 1/1000.

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Of course, I have Nikon D3. I am skiing a lot and want to have two cameras in backpack, SONY RX1R for 35 mm and Fuji XT-1 with 55-200 for zoom and some actions, skiing shots. D3 is too heavy.

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In reply to Jasko014, 8 months ago

Here are a few I took this weekend, no edits so be gentle.

X-T1 with 55200, JPEG std everything zeroed.

Good results IMO.  The last one is OOF, but that is probably my fault.  When shooting with other moving objects in the frame I usually go to spot focus, second from largest size.

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Jasko014 wrote:

I did use Auto ISO, time was set to 1/1000.

According to your EXIF data you were at ISO 640 or 800.  Your shutter speed was 1/1000

1000 is the minimum, if you have very fast moving don't be afraid to go to 2000.  Like mentioned that is basically 1 stop so to compensate you would bump ISO to 1600 which would be just fine.

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