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Soccer Shots: Autofocus

Photographing soccer matches involves quick changes of focus and subjects that may be briefly obscured by foreground objects. The following autofocus settings are recommended:

Basic Settings

  • Autofocus mode : Continuous-servo AF (AF-C)
  • AF-area mode : 9-point dynamic-area AF

Custom Settings

  • a1 AF-C priority selection : Release
  • a3 Focus Tracking with lock-on : 2
  • a5 Focus point illumination > Dynamic-area AF display : On