Explore focus modes Nikon D800


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Exploring focus modes

Your camera's default Autofocus system is very good and should be able to provide you with accurate focus for most of the subjects that you shoot. However, focusing is a complex process. Your camera's Autofocus can be stymied by low-light situations, moving subjects, solid colors, and more. For that reason, the camera includes several different focus modes. The D800 has two autofocus modes. I'm currently in AF-S mode. S is Single-Servo Autofocus. This is the mode that you've been using. It's the mode you're probably used to.

It's ideal for stationary subjects. It works just as you've seen. I half-press the Shutter button when the focus locks on my stationary subject. I then press the Shutter button the rest of the way to take my shot. If I work quickly, I can shoot a moving object by putting a focus point on my subject as it's moving, locking focus, and then reframing. As long as my subject and camera don't change distance between each other, then I&#...

Exploring focus modes
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Exploring focus modes provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Shooting with the Nikon D800

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