D600 dim light sports shooting settings

Started Jan 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
arachnophilia Veteran Member • Posts: 3,352
Re: If this is the firsttime with the D600 and dimly lit sports.
This has been my experience when shooting soccer as well. Focus priority misses way more shots than release priority. Missed shots due to the release priority pause have exactly zero chance of being useful. My focus yield when shooting soccer in release priority is above 95% and I regularly get a whole sequence of a moving player in sharp focus. In focus priority, the camera regularly stutters and I miss many shots. Now, my experience is with the D300 and D800, but I have no reason to believe the D600 would behave any differently.

i never get the impression that i'm "missing shots" on my D700 in focus priority. but as i noted above, i don't take the shotgun approach. i wait for the shot, and shoot maybe two or three images in most bursts. rarely do i shoot up to 5. i'm definitely not getting 5 FPS, but... i can live with that.

the only OOF images i get are when i actually miss focus; if i whip around and fire without locking focus on a subject.

i'm going to give release (or release+focus) a try. have a baseball game to shoot wednesday.

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