D800: focus setting for wildlife

Started Mar 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
Lance B Forum Pro • Posts: 30,684
Re: A Further Q For Lance

Lucky Sky wrote:


Have you ever tried Dynamic 51 Point or the 3-D AF?

I'm going to a rugby match soon and have had good luck with dynamic 21 point so far.

Any thoughts based upon experience?

I did try 3-D and 51 Point Dynamic AF a few times for BIF but found it a little less precise, simply because it doesn't really seem to allow focus on the eye of the bird/animal as well as single, 9 or 21 point. As a general rule, it does track well, but focus accuracy for specific points on the subject are a little less precise. However, it might be good for other subjects other than birds in flight, maybe fast moving planes?

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