soccer, 800e, 400 afs2 and sigma 300-800

Started Jun 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
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wilkman OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,872
focus settings very simple

slidewilson wrote:

Amazing shots! Can you please share your focus mode? Are you using 3D tracking? I shot some football last week but had a beast of a time. Also, are you shooting wide-open?

Thanks!

And thank you !

I just use the center Single focus point. AFC, AF Activation = Off, Focus Priority, Focus Tacking with Lock On = Normal.......as simple as it gets really...

I try to shoot as wide open as a lens will allow, maintaining reasonably close to peak sharpness.
So for most glass, that always means stopping down at least 2/3, often more.
I use my f2.8 400 afs2 at f4. The f5.6 sigma usually gets f7.1 or f8.

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