Fuji Focus

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Morris0
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Fuji Focus
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What you are about to see is totally my fault.  It is very likely one of the reason that a lot of reviewers and people new to Fuji have trouble achieving accurate focus.

I had been shooting birds in flight and to keep the more erratic flyers in focus I'd changed the AF-C custom setting "Speed Tracking" to 2 while I usually recommend 1.  The reason I don't recommend 2 which makes the camera respond faster is that in low contrast situations it can fail.  This is clearly stated in the manual.

These 4 frames are part of a short burst with subject tracking bird enabled.  Note that swans don't swim very fast, this should be as easy to get sharp as when you photograph a wall.

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When this happened the second time I remembered the change I'd made and reverted.  As soon as I set "Speed Tracking" to 1 every image was sharp, even in a long burst.

Not only dose this show the importance of setting up your camera correctly, it also shows that the AF-C settings have an impact while using Subject Tracking.

Morris

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