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10-01-2017, 11:44 AM   #1
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K70 + DA200mm BIF

I was using the above combo and they weren't that good compared with my manual focus shots (for BIF)

Unlike MF, I could not nail the focus particuarly the third one. If I was using manual and infinity, I think I could have nailed it. I have no clue where the lens was focusing as I was panning like crazy (3-4 seconds).

In such circumstance, MF does prevail. I still have to learn about K70 (too new) I agree

10-01-2017, 07:19 PM   #2

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I use Spot (center point) AF in AF.C mode (K-3II/Sigma 150-500). Manual focus would be too stationary for the variety (areas/movement) I usually want to cover, though you may be having success with Manual AF mode as you have said. Having an effective/appropriate depth of field is also a factor.

I also have the following settings in my camera menu: 1st Frame Action in AF.C set to "Release-Priority", Action in AF.C Continuous set to "FPS Priority", and Hold AF Status set to "Off".

Last edited by C_Jones; 10-02-2017 at 02:09 PM.

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