D800 Firmware Update Focus Improvement!

Started Apr 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
otti72 Junior Member • Posts: 45
Re: Sports photographers WANT AF-C to change targets, rather than hunt.

MasterOfGoingFaster wrote:

Given that AF-C is designed for moving targets (primarily sports), doesn't it make sense that AF-C would be designed to use adjacent AF points if the primary point lacks contrast?  I sure don't want it to hunt in such a case.  And remember that a sports photographer has trouble keeping a single point on a moving target 100% of the time.

I believe the camera is working properly for the intended use.

I do agree. In AF-C single point focus mode - focus priority, the camera use the same points of 9-point selection (9 or less) to achieve focus, but doesn't fire unless it finds a suitable focus target under the chosen focus point.

In AF-S mode, only the chosen point is used to achieve focus.

It's logical for me and works fine, with moving target is very difficult to stay firmly over a point with enough contrast for AF.

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