Idiot question alert - 52 focus points

Started Jan 2, 2014 | Questions thread
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Rservello
Rservello Senior Member • Posts: 1,157
Re: Idiot question alert - 52 focus points

hmm. So is it that with numerous AF points the camera takes an average? What is the advantage of having so many AF points? Surely, in the end, the camera only focuses on one part of the field?

I personally always choose a single focus point and recompose. So it could have a million focus points and not matter. For rich point and shooters, additional focus point spread the af across a wider field on the screen. So in the dreaded full auto mode it has more leverage to decide what your subject is. Or in 3d mode it has more room to follow.

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