Sports Photography - what AF mode works best for you ?

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jkjond
jkjond Veteran Member • Posts: 8,469
Re: Sports Photography - what AF mode works best for you ?

Keep in mind how focus tracking works. Nikon cameras recognise colour throughout a scene. The focus tracking is locking onto a patch of colour and focussing on that as it moves around a scene - so in your case it is possible you locked onto flesh colour which is constant throughout the background. Try and target unique colour when you first half press the shutter/press the back button. You may still struggle with focus tracking in team sports when players are close to each other - the camera has no idea what is happening.

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