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Sep 06, 2007 20:15 |  #1

when you shoot sports for better focusing do you use the center af point only or other ?

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Sep 06, 2007 21:00 |  #2

It depends on what sport im shooting,Figure Skating I use the mid. and like football or soccer or LaCross I use them all. I guess its up to you and what you like.
I also Turn on and off the auto/manual focus like Gymnastics and fs.
It cuts down the oof shots when they Jump and spin.
Hope this helps...:)


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Sep 06, 2007 21:04 |  #3

JEFF 1D wrote in post #3877466 (external link)
It depends on what sport im shooting,Figure Skating I use the mid. and like football or soccer or LaCross I use them all. I guess its up to you and what you like.
I also Turn on and off the auto/manual focus like Gymnastics and fs.
It cuts down the oof shots when they Jump and spin.
Hope this helps...:)

I use the center point in football but that's because I was trying to shoot my nephew. When I had all of the point lit it would focus on automatically. So, I guess, it really depends on what you're looking for.


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Sep 06, 2007 21:10 |  #4

well i use to shoot on all points....then today i tried on center point and a couple of the pics looked blurry(basketball).
so i thought i would ask around


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Sep 06, 2007 21:20 |  #5

This is a real personal preference question. I've tried pretty much all the different AF schemes and ended up coming back to a single center point. I will very rarely move the single point off center when the action is off-center (like a forehand tennis shot where I might move the point to the side opposite the racquet to focus on the body) but mostly I go with single, center point.

I'm one of those folks who scratches his head whenever Canon intro's a new camera with a gazillion AF points, thinking to myself, "Why?" - but that's me.


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Sep 06, 2007 21:22 |  #6

thanks to all


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Sep 06, 2007 21:59 |  #7

I will use only 3 points mid-1 all-2 and the far left-3 then it depends on the sport again. So Just get use to your camera lens then get brave and play with all.
Thats why I turn the af off when a skater is spinning or a gymnast is leaping just a thing I do thats all.


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Sep 06, 2007 22:19 |  #8

dmwierz wrote in post #3877633 (external link)
This is a real personal preference question. I've tried pretty much all the different AF schemes and ended up coming back to a single center point. I will very rarely move the single point off center when the action is off-center (like a forehand tennis shot where I might move the point to the side opposite the racquet to focus on the body) but mostly I go with single, center point.

I'm one of those folks who scratches his head whenever Canon intro's a new camera with a gazillion AF points, thinking to myself, "Why?" - but that's me.

I agree... don't know why you need all the AF points when centre only usually gets the most keepers.




  
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