Dynamic or Static Focus Area in D2X

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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
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 

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