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| p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Oh, AF-ON... where have you been all my life? |
I never really tried AF-ON before. At least, I never gave it a fair shot - I tried it off and on with my D300, but I wasn't used to it, so when I would miss a shot or find some quirk, I would just revert back to shutter release focus.
A few weeks ago, I was shooting a bird in a tree and kept losing focus to the surrounding branches when I'd half press to engage VR/metering, so I decided to make a concerted effort to give the AF-ON method a chance.
I'd say it's been nothing short of a revelation. I guess I had never considered how many times I was forcing the camera to refocus despite not actually needing it, and how many times that has caused a misfocused image. Additionally, I would often not attempt to shoot BIF because I couldn't leave the autofocus set to continuous during static shooting, and changing over was often not easy during a quick transition.
So I'm now a fan. I know there are some other advocates of AF-ON around here, have any of you tried it and disliked it? Why?