My take on the Z6/Z7 focusing issues

Started Dec 27, 2019 | Discussions thread
Diswantsho
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Re: My take on the Z6/Z7 focusing issues

j_photo wrote:

Diswantsho wrote:

Here's one of the best series I could manage with Dynamic Area and tracking:

M mode, ISO200, 1/1600, f8. AF-C [Dynamic] 70-200G + ftz + 1.4 III.

Below is a series of the unprocessed raw files.

You say you are using "dynamic area and tracking". There is no such thing. With Dynamic Area, you place the focus point in the frame and it is up to you to keep the dog under the focus point. Subject Tracking, in which the camera takes over focus point placement, only works in Auto Area mode.

If you are using Dynamic Area, as you say, then there is no reason to expect this series of shots to be in focus. The dog is moving all around the frame. Dynamic Area does not track this way.

Sorry, my bad. I shot the images in Auto Area with the red marks in the corners and the yellow block that tracks the subject.

It seems I had it right in my second point, but messed it up later below as you quoted.

I also tried a series with  dynamic area with the square and the dots around and only the first two or three images of the series were sharp. But the post was intended to say auto area.

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