D300 settings for youth soccer

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by RichNY, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. RichNY

    RichNY Guest

    I'm new to shooting field sports and will be using the D300 and my new 400 f/2.8 VR tomorrow for pretty much the first time. For youth soccer what is the recommendation for the AF settings:

    A3- Dynamic AF area
    A4- Focus tracking with lock-on
     
  2. showoff :biggrin:

    I tend to avoid Dynamic, prefer to stick to single Pt AF. I have found there are too many other things in close proximity that can fool the AFS.

    If you did go Dynamic, I'd suggest sticking to 9 Pt or 21 max. Randy may have different advice as he actually shoots that combo.

    I turn off A4.

    Looking forward to the pics.
     
  3. kiwi

    kiwi

    Jan 1, 2008
    Auckland, NZ
    A4 = normal
    21 Pt Dynamic

    Works for me.