Total Focus Misses at Hockey Game with D700

Started Jan 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
Marianne Oelund Veteran Member • Posts: 7,118
You were seriously using auto-area for sports?

Nadia373 wrote:

I used dynamic auto area AF and 51 points;

There's your problem. With Auto area AF, you are letting the camera pick your subject, which will rarely be the one you want, especially with team sports. Not to mention that you are asking the camera to evaluate all 51 AF points, which means the AF will be very s-l-o-w.

You must use Dynamic AF area, which lets you select your subject with the initially-active AF sensor that you choose. Keep the number of AF points modest, 9 or 21, to minimize processing time for AF. Always use Continuous AF for moving subjects.

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