Join Steve Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing dynamic mode and autofocus, part of Performance Tuning the Nikon D5500.
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- So in dealing with moving subjects,…Nikon's dynamic area mode is going to be able…to track a very fast-moving subject.…It comes in three basic flavors, D9, dynamic nine,…a nine-point array, D21, a 21 point array…and D39, a dynamic mode that uses all 39 points…in your Nikon D5500.…So to set the various dynamic modes, again,…if you press and hold the function button,…it pops up on the back of the screen.…
And I can go from D9…D21, D39, so it's very fast to do it.…Of course I can simply hit the I button…and go in here and move it to 21 or 39,…depending on what you want.…So I'm going to put it back to nine, for now.…So the dynamic area modes, the three…that I just described only work in continuous-servo mode…but you know what?…We're back button autofocusers…and we only work in continuous-servo mode.…
We always need to be in continuous-servo mode.…With dynamic modes, the key is to acquire focus…with the priority sensor because if the subject…eludes the priority sensor, the other eight points…or other 20 points in the array are going to take over,…
In this course, photographer and educator Steve Simon demonstrates a set of customization strategies aimed at making a Nikon D5500 camera far more responsive and effective. That way, you can focus on composition and artistic expression, and let your Nikon handle the rest.
- Configuring the autofocus options
- Reviewing dynamic mode
- Understanding exposure modes
- Maximizing live view
- Zeroing out the camera to start fresh