Af mode of choice when shooting moving people?

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I don't have a fancy Nikon anymore, so can't provide a precise answer.

But for the general edification of curious people...

The top of the line sports cameras from Nikon and Canon can be set to 1/ go off when you press the button, regardless if the lens is in focus, or 2/ go off only after autofocus is achieved.

If you are shooting available light, clickety-click advance, with approach 1/, holding the shutter down for a fraction of a second will give you a first shot that may be fine, or very close to fine, a second shot that has allowed focus to be achieved, and a third shot that's probably bang on, also.


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