Join Steve Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding advanced autofocus settings, part of Nikon D500: Tips and Techniques.
- There are a couple of other more advanced…autofocus options that I wanted to make note of.…One of them is the fact that it as a back button autofocuser…you can lock the focus simply by letting go…once you've got it.…It's something I do,…it's something I see a lot of photographers do,…and that is to focus on their subject,…lock it by letting go, and then recompose and take the shot.…The problem with that is that…the simple locking of the focus…and then the movement of recomposing,…the idea that you're going to maintain…the same plane of focus and not move back a little…or front a little means that,…well, it's just frankly very difficult to do.…
It means that your image may not be as sharp as it could be.…So I wanted to caution you about this.…It's powerful to be able to lock, recompose,…but the problem again is to keep that plane of focus.…So there are a couple of things that you can do.…One of them is if I want to do that,…I make sure I give myself in Aperture Priority…a little more depth of field,…and that will help to compensate for any movement…
In this course, photographer, author, and educator Steve Simon offers tips, strategies, and tutorials for you to get the most out of your D500. He also calls out techniques that apply to the Nikon D5, so you can transition between both cameras.
- Configuring back button autofocus
- Using dynamic autofocus points
- Understanding advanced autofocus features
- Controlling exposure
- Maximizing auto ISO
- Configuring Live View mode