How to focus on fast moving subjects?

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ProT3ch Junior Member • Posts: 27
How to focus on fast moving subjects?

I have trouble focusing on fast moving subjects with my a6300. I probably tried the hardest possible situations, so it might just be the limitation of the hardware. The two thing I had real problem with:

1. Birds flying, like 90% of the shoots was focused on the background mountains, instead of the bird. It was with the 55-210 mm lens, but I now have the 70-350 mm, but I don't think it's a lens problem.

2. My niece jumping on the bed inside the house. Most of my photos were close, but when I zoomed in the focus was not on the eye. It was with the Sigma 16mm f1.4 lens. I used it at 1.4 as with higher shutter speed and inside the house I needed all the light I can get.

I never really looked into much of the focusing modes of the camera, I tried to experiment with them, but none of them worked great. Do you have any tips on how to handle these situations? What focusing modes should I try to use when shooting fast moving birds or kids?

 ProT3ch's gear list:ProT3ch's gear list
Sony a6300 Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN (E/EF-M mounts) Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Sony E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS +5 more
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