AlexC From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 63 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3916 times:
Following on from Brice Johnson's query, I'm also having a problem with my camera, namely a Nikon D300s in that I'm getting a lot less in-focus images then I did with my trusty D200. These are ground to air shots and taxiing shots in good light mainly using an 80-200mm AFS Nikkor. Would anybody still using a D300 or D300s care to share with me what settings they are using in these circumstances? That's which autofocus area mode to use (I've been using dynamic-area AF when perhaps single point would be more successful?), and any appropriate custom settings etc. Thanking y'all in advance!
scbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 14254 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3887 times:
Quoting AlexC (Thread starter): Would anybody still using a D300 or D300s care to share with me what settings they are using in these circumstances?
I don't have a D300, but I use Nikon.
Are you shooting in AF-C or AF-S mode? I generally find the only time I have focus issues is if I've inadvertantly left the camera in AF-S mode and I don't hear the focus beep when I'm tracking a moving plane. I typically use AF-C most of the time and only revert to AF-S when shooting in a museum or static planes.
Most of the time I use single-point AF. Dynamic area is useful if you're chasing a small, fast plane across the sky with a big lens (e.g. at an air show), otherwise you know exactly what you're focusing with single-point AF.
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