D780 AF problem for dogs with black faces

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Leonard Shepherd
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Re: D780 AF problem for dogs with black faces

Leonard Shepherd wrote:

Black with no or very little contrast is likely to result in AF problems - with any camera.

Apologies for repeating the basics - those photographing black dogs are likely to have challenges photographing many black subjects - not just dogs.

High contrast side light or using eye-af if the camera has it can help when AF fails.

You can half reduce the issue by selecting shutter and not focus release in the menus. Then if the camera is unhappy with AF acquisition you still get images - even if sometimes out of focus.

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