Given you have a zero keeper rate so far and I'm not sure you can ever nail the shot you want with the gear you own, have you considered trying manual focus? Prefocus on a spot and...
It's been interesting to read all of the suggestions. May I try an alternative? Have you considered manually prefocussing?
That's too hard ! I want an easy solution ! :p
I downloaded and reviewed the D5000 user manual and it appears that model does not have a setting option for AF-C release/focus priority.
I actually had to re-read what they said after I posted -...
I love your photos !
This is the second or third time I've heard the term "release priority", and really didn't grasp what it meant.
Googling "release priority" for the D5000, I found this:
I'm surprised that a D5000 with a 55-200mm lens is doing that well. Considering, I think the pictures look pretty good. Dogs don't offer a great AF target and I have also noticed...
Kerry Pierce wrote:
You are trying to capture one of the most difficult subjects that there is for any camera,
That gives me some consolation as an amateur.
Usually, what happens when you...
Thanks for that link - It does appear he had much more success with the D4 than the D600 -- but there were misses on all bodies tested.
The D5000 doesn't have the option for the dynamic focus...
The wheely photo is 1/640th at f4 - what I might consider a relatively slow shutter speed and narrow DOF.
The front wheel of a bike isn't that high up until ~ 25-35mph, much faster than my dog.
Nikon D5000 + 55-200.
I've tried various combination, but my typical setup is...
-A priority ( typically as large as lens will allow, but I have stepped it down to try to increase DOF)
That looks like most of the photos I have taken.
I will try again with some of the suggestions, i.e.,
+3D focus mode
Nice photos though...
Mark Scott Abeln wrote:
You might try putting your camera into continuous-servo autofocus — the camera will continue focusing up until the moment you click the shutter.
I failed to mention I...
I have found it just about impossible to get sharp focus of my dog when she's running straight at me.
My setup: Nikon D5000, with either the 55-200 or the 35 f/1.8.
I use spot focus ( and metering...
I asked this is another dog photo thread, but it seemed to get lost.
Are there additional tricks for capturing a fast moving hound?
I use the kit 55-200, and try to keep my ISO up to maintain a...
Not to get off topic, but your comment directly concerns my recent foray into photographing our new family pet.
I'm shooting with a D5000 and the 55-200, bumping up the ISO to try to get sharp...
You're coming at this pretty late.
I'd strongly recommend you spend some time reading up on the exposure triangle, which explains what ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture are and how they...
Is close-up synonymous with macro?
I've had some good luck with the LX7 - the details at close-up are pretty good.
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