Which AF-area mode is best for BIF

Started Mar 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
jfriend00 Forum Pro • Posts: 11,355
Re: Which AF-area mode is best for BIF

Here's a fairly detailed post on how I set up my D300 for both soccer and for BIF: http://johnfriend.blogspot.com/2009/10/nikon-d300-auto-focus-for-sports-i.html .

I use Dynamic AF Area on 9 or 21 points. Basically it's pretty much impossible to accurately track anything except a very large, slow moving BIF on single area so you need some help with tracking from the AF system.

Here's one of my favorites using those settings (D300 and 200-400VR, 400mm, f/4, 1/2000):

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