D800 AF-ON and AF-C

Started Feb 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
fPrime Senior Member • Posts: 2,211
Re: And consider trying AF-C tracking with "Release + Focus" as well...

primeshooter wrote:

fprime, I take it you have abandoned AF-S? I just noticed you have a 24mm 1.4, would love one of those babies! It's my most used focal length for landscapes.

Correct, the C/S/M switch on my D700 may as well be glued on C. I wonder if that's why Nikon felt it was no big deal to downgrade the C/S/M switch to AF/M on the D800... because so many photographers rarely use anything other than AF-C?

I bought the 24mm 1.4G specifically for landscape and it is sweet in that role.  Focus isn't as snappy as my 50mm and 85mm Siggy's but for sharpness across the FX frame it rules.  I can see why Nikon have it on their recommended list for the D800.


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