My first impressions - and some info...

Started Jul 28, 2001 | Discussions thread
OP Wayne DeWitt Senior Member • Posts: 1,259
Continuous Autofocus and "hunting"...

Comment has been made about the continuous autofocus mode and the inability of the camera to "lock on". Reading the manual and using the camera leads me to believe that it is working as intended. The manual states "When the shutter-release button is pressed partway down, the autofocus system will activate and continue to focu until the exposure is made. This mode is not meant to "lock on", it is continuously scanning in a narrow range in order to be able to track movement. I may not get to test it for a few days but it appears that by being continuously active it may in fact be "anticipative" of movement and more likely to be in a "zone" of focus when movement occurs. Just conjecture - gotta test it.

Wayne

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