Tips for getting the best auto-focus

Started Dec 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Tips for getting the best auto-focus

MAC wrote:

Good one!

Thanks MAC.  Wish I had gotten a shot of him before he "cleaned" his fish.  The male osprey does almost all of the fishing, and after catching one finds a perch and then gnaws/eats the front half of the fish, saving the lion's share for the wife and kiddies.

In addition to what you describe, I'll often "bump" the (back) AF button during a flyby to re-acquire/ensure focus lock, just in case the camera locked onto something besides the head.  Gives you at least a fighting chance.  And those of us who don't have an xD series camera, be sure when in AI Servo to ALWAYS acquire AF lock using the center AF point.  That is hard-coded into the camera.


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