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Does the Nikon D810 have auto AF in video mode?

 
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Sep 28, 2014 08:22 |  #1

A Real simple one, can the D810 automatically AF in video mode?
Like Sony SLT cameras can.


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Sep 28, 2014 09:22 |  #2

Yes


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Sep 28, 2014 10:33 |  #3

If it does it probably isn't even decent focusing. Not like Canon's dual pixel focusing.




  
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Sep 28, 2014 10:46 |  #4

Dragoro wrote in post #17181819 (external link)
Yes

Thanks - and is it good, accurate sharply focused and smooth transition?
Any imfo much appreciated.


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Sep 28, 2014 10:49 |  #5

HappySnapper90 wrote in post #17181922 (external link)
If it does it probably isn't even decent focusing. Not like Canon's dual pixel focusing.

May I ask why you say that? any technical reasons?
The Sony auto AF in video is really very good. for example when I moved to Canon I was aghast at how bad the video was, and renamed live view as "dead View" it was like going back in time 10 years. If I ever asked questions about it, I was flamed as a cretin not knowing what I was doing byNthe usual crownd of moronic canon fan boys, whomobviously had never touched one of the latest Sony's.

At least thanks to the stunning resolution of the Sony A7R, the idiot brigade are a little more gentle, as its so bloody obvious. Given the choice of. 5d3 sensor or a 5D4 with a 36 MpS Sony Sensor - I would pay £500 more for a 5D? With that resolution and auto AF in video.

As I really Dont want to make a mistake.


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Sep 28, 2014 10:51 |  #6

Dragoro wrote in post #17181819 (external link)
Yes

Do you know where I can find any info on this, as no reviews I have found even bother to mention it - let alone go into the features / options one has.


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Sep 28, 2014 11:02 |  #7

Its pretty fast but its not super smooth. I dont know where to look for the info, i discovered it by accident when i recorded a video just to try it (I almost never take videos).


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Sep 28, 2014 11:07 |  #8

Dragoro wrote in post #17181987 (external link)
Its pretty fast but its not super smooth. I dont know where to look for the info, i discovered it by accident when i recorded a video just to try it (I almost never take videos).

Thanks - a bit like I found it on my Sony, its just there lol.

Video is not a big thing for me - but if one seeks a big sensor you might as well have the video side for the future.
I was amazed the 5D3 didnt have it for the price.:(


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Sep 28, 2014 14:41 |  #9

Submariner wrote in post #17181963 (external link)
May I ask why you say that? any technical reasons?
The Sony auto AF in video is really very good. for example when I moved to Canon I was aghast at how bad the video was, and renamed live view as "dead View" it was like going back in time 10 years. If I ever asked questions about it, I was flamed as a cretin not knowing what I was doing byNthe usual crownd of moronic canon fan boys, whomobviously had never touched one of the latest Sony's.

At least thanks to the stunning resolution of the Sony A7R, the idiot brigade are a little more gentle, as its so bloody obvious. Given the choice of. 5d3 sensor or a 5D4 with a 36 MpS Sony Sensor - I would pay £500 more for a 5D? With that resolution and auto AF in video.

As I really Dont want to make a mistake.

It may be a Sony sensor in the d800 but it's of course not sony autofocus.




  
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Sep 28, 2014 15:04 |  #10

Dual pixel focus still blows compared to manually focusing it, There's a reason all the big film makers have dedicated focus pullers.


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Sep 28, 2014 15:34 |  #11

maverick75 wrote in post #17182351 (external link)
Dual pixel focus still blows compared to manually focusing it, There's a reason all the big film makers have dedicated focus pullers.

Inexperienced manual focus blows compared to dual pixel focus. And real life seldom have marks on the floor or tape measurements.


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Sep 28, 2014 19:55 |  #12

I being a total novice at Video let alone manually focusing video, found the Sony's auto AF in video mode was way better that I was.
Plus as I would only do video say at one in ten shoots, I'd love automatic. Just as a very nice to have occaisional feature.

Thanks for your views.

I would love to hear from anyone who had a 70D and migrated to a D810 who could share their views on how they compare, in accuracy and smoothness. Perfect example would be a bride and groom walking down the aisle!
Which would do a better job?, keeping the couple in focus?, perhaps with the odd stop here and there.


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Sep 29, 2014 07:00 |  #13

Heres a movie shot with the d810 Every Moment counts (external link)


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Sep 29, 2014 07:30 |  #14

No experience with the D810 but the 70D does a magnificent job with video focus. It easily tracked an F-18 Hornet at a recent airshow I attended without issues, and this was with an old EF-S lens with the standard slow micro motor focus, not the newer STM lenses! With STM lenses it's even better.


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Sep 29, 2014 08:22 as a reply to  @ nighthawk82's post |  #15

I found that for shooting video with the D810 I'm better off manually focusing. Take some getting used to, but definately better than using AF in my opinion. The lack of dual pixel + lack of STM lenses leads to video with the auto focus motor constantly hunting and you hear the motor throughout the entire video.


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