sorry dumb question

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on pg 73 of the 2x manual it talks about predictive focus tracking how do you obtain this. I'm assuming its with the af-on button but I cant see any indication that it on or off in the viewfinder Or do I need to keep it depressed continually while I'm taking the shot. Yesterday I tried to take a picture of a flying bird and only the first shot was in focus.
 
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huskey8 said:
on pg 73 of the 2x manual it talks about predictive focus tracking how do you obtain this. I'm assuming its with the af-on button but I cant see any indication that it on or off in the viewfinder Or do I need to keep it depressed continually while I'm taking the shot. Yesterday I tried to take a picture of a flying bird and only the first shot was in focus.
Predictive focus tracking is not a user function. The best way to describe it is it is what the camera does on its own. It works in both S and C mode (front of your D2X). I doubt that you would ever see it.

Your auto-tracking use is in C mode. Acquire auto-focus on your moving subject with half shutter release (or AF-ON) and follow the subject until you are ready to fire the shutter. Another photo means acquiring a new subject. Above is with Closest Subject Off (I don't use). C mode can't be used for subject focus and recomposing (use S mode).

What I am finding is that the A and C selection can get switched too easy unlike the D1X. Handling the camera with fingers near the control pad seems to be the problem like when changing lenses.
 
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I thought by now some others would get in here and fill in the blanks on this subject. There is no way that I have given a full accounting on how all this stuff works.
 
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Hey Larry, I thought your explanation was pretty good. If I could add to it, I would. 8)
 
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