How to Set autofucus for action photography on a Nikon DSLR
This video shows Nikon Autofocus setting for action.
Getting started on setting up the AF for action.
1:Set for AF continuous drive
2:Set for Auto-Area AF
3:Set for 3D Matrix metering
4:Set for CL or CH mode
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5:Set for RAW slot 1-JPEG slot2.
6:Set for uncompressed.
7:The White Balance Selection depends on the lighting condition you are working under. For this tutorial only we will use direct Sunlight White Balance.
8:Turn active D-lighting off.
9:Turn high ISO-NR off.
10:Set AF-C priority for Focus.
11: Set Dynamic AF area for 51 points (3D-tracking).
12: Turn Focus tracking with Lock-on off.
13:Turn Focus point illumination for continuous mode on.
14: Set Focus point Wrap around for wrap.
15: Shooting speed depends o your preferences in this tutorial we will be using IIFPS continuous High-Speed,9FPS continuous Low-Speed. IIFPS is available in DX Crop mode only on Nikon D3's.
16: Turn File Number sequence on.
17:Set multi-Selector center.
18: The Func. setting depends on your preferences in this tutorial we will be using Choose Image Area (FX/DX/5:4)-you can use FX/DX instead for much faster and time saving image area switch.