Dynamic or Static Focus Area in D2X

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR' started by Riki, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. Riki

    Riki

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    May 7, 2005
    Warsaw, Poland
    In AF-C mode which focus area selection is preferred ? I normally shot on Dynamic, but have been reading of people preferring static or single area focus. What is the general consensus on this ? Thanks
     
  2. I'm still trying to decide on this myself. I typically start off with single area focus but then switch to one of the others thinking it'll help in tracking a bird in flight. I usually end up switching back to single even though it's tough to keep the center focus area on the flying bird.
     
  3. Riki

    Riki

    336
    May 7, 2005
    Warsaw, Poland
    I just did a trial on a fast moving car heading to me with AF-C, Single Area and Focus Priority. I took around 5 shots of the cars number plate and in all of them the numbers were readable clearly.
    I had posted a query here sometime back if the AF-ON button should be continuosly pressed, well I am doing just that , and the results are much better now. But I wish someone could advice/guide us on these two modes.
     
  4. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  5. Riki

    Riki

    336
    May 7, 2005
    Warsaw, Poland
    Thanks Paul once again. So what mode do you use ?
     
  6. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  7. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    I use...

    For non moving subjects, AF-S, single area

    For flight shots, AF-C, single area dynamic or group, depending on the background, size of the target, etc.

    I will not use group if there is a background such as trees or water because the camera will grab that rather than the subject unless the subject is quite large relative to the entire scene.
     
  8. Riki

    Riki

    336
    May 7, 2005
    Warsaw, Poland
    Hi Jim

    Thanks for your reply. Honestly you are one of the people whose work I admire and hold in very high esteem and was very keenly following the focus issues which you had in your first D2X and people had just ridiculed it.
     
  9. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hi Riki

    Thanks :)

    I'm just gld that my technique improved back to its former levels when they replaced my camera :)
     
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