Having Trouble with Autofocus

Started Mar 19, 2022 | Discussions thread
PHXAZCRAIG Forum Pro • Posts: 20,421
Re: Having Trouble with Autofocus

Was the subject black?   Something hard to get focus on to start with?

And - what focus mode and settings in the camera?

AF-ON Only?

Release or Focus priority?

Those two have to be set together.

Try this:

1. AF-ON only (back button focus)

2. Release priority (or release+focus)

3. Spot focus.   (Put focus point on subject and hit AF-ON - but YOU must decide that the subject is in focus before pressing shutter release.)

AF is complicated because cameras aren't really smart enough to figure everything out for you.  Some modes work perfectly in some situations, but no mode works perfectly in all of them.  You get choices.

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