Using AF Auto Tracking

Using AF Auto Tracking

Hamilton hosted the City’s annual “Around the Bridges Run.” This is a 2 km walk, or 6.4km run, or 12 km advanced run. It is open to people of all ages and fitness levels. As my daughter was taking part the wife and I decided to take the cameras out and get some shots. She stayed by the Start/Finish line while I sat at the halfway point. We certainly got plenty of good shots.

I decided to set the camera to AF Tracking Mode and see how it performed. While it did well on single or small groups it wasn’t happy shooting a large mass of moving people. It had difficulty in attaining focus and staying on target with the large number of people.

When I switched to individual targets or a small group (2 or 3 ) it performed well. I personally think I can get just as good a result when using AF set to continuous. I will experiment with this mode of shot taking again as one try at it didn’t yield a confirmed result for or against using Tracking mode. One thing I did notice was that some of the images were not as crisp as when I use Continuous AF mode. I may have to look at what settings work best for this mode.I will post more results as they come to hand.




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