FPS and focus tracking issues w/D7100

Started Mar 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
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ZinMe Contributing Member • Posts: 771
FPS and focus tracking issues w/D7100

I just received a D7100 this week.

I shot baseball today but was not able to get the same FPS I realize with my D300 and had less consistent AF performance.  Only one of out 5 shots was focused, and I'm used to getting better than 50% with my D300.   Also, looking at the time stamps, I was getting closer to 3-4 FPS, not 5-6 as expected.

Advice on how to optimize my settings / technique would be appreciated.  Here is what I used:

Nikon D7100

Nikon 300mm VR 2.8 (set at around f3.5)

ISO 320

Shutter speeds approx 1/2500

SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 32GB card

AF-C Release

Continuous High

Aperture priority

Focus tracking OFF

Focus points:  AF11

RAW- 14 bit Lossless compressed

Image Area:  DX

Active D-Lighting off


Auto distortion control OFF

High Iso NR Off

Center focus point was locked-in

What am I missing?  I'm thinking of returning this camera.



 ZinMe's gear list:ZinMe's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Fujifilm X-E1 Nikon D7100 Nikon D500 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G +9 more
Nikon D300 Nikon D7100
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