How to track a toddler's movement with X-E2

Started Dec 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
joema1 Contributing Member • Posts: 659
Re: How to track a toddler's movement with X-E2

Graham Hill wrote:

a l b e r t wrote:

Got a number of keepers that way. Can't do that with X-E1 and even with the D3s, tracking is still difficult (tracked the wrong things at times).

Tracking a toddler is difficult with a Nikon D3s?? You do realize photographers shoot/shot pro sports with this camera right?

He's referring to camera auto-tracking of *lateral* movement based on subject recognition. The D3S has poor ability for that, and sports photographers rarely use that mode.

DSLRs have great AF tracking -- but mainly predictive fore/aft tracking of subjects moving toward or away from the camera. Lateral tracking to maintain the AF point is usually done manually. The OP was talking the X-E2's AF auto-tracking of lateral movement based on subject/face recognition. The ability of a pro photographer to *manually* keep a DSLR AF point on a rapidly-moving subject is unrelated to the OP's point.

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