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Technical Solutions | D500 TIPS

Overview: Settings by Event

The settings for different events are summarized in the table below.

Soccer

For more details, see the description page.

AF mode AF-area mode Custom Settings
a1: AF‑C priority
selection
a3: Focus tracking with lock-on a7: Store by orientation
Blocked shot AF response Subject motion
AF‑C 25-point dynamic-area AF Release 2 Normal Focus point

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Winter sports

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AF mode AF-area mode Custom Settings
a1: AF‑C priority
selection
a3: Focus tracking with lock-on a7: Store by orientation
Blocked shot AF response Subject motion
Hockey
AF‑C 25-point dynamic-area AF Release 1 (Quick) or 2 Erratic Focus point
Ski jumping (from the side)
AF‑C 25-point dynamic-area AF Release 2 Normal
Ski jumping (from the front)
AF‑C 25-point dynamic-area AF Release 2 Normal
Alpine skiing (near gates)
AF‑C 25-point dynamic-area AF Release 2 Normal
Alpine skiing (jumps)
AF‑C Group-area AF Release 3 Normal
Singles figure skating
AF‑C 25- or 72-point dynamic- or
group- or auto-area AF
Release 3 Normal or erratic Focus point
Pairs figure skating/ice dance
AF‑C Group- or auto-area AF Release 3 Normal Focus point
Speed skating
AF‑C 25- or 72-point dynamic-area AF Release 3 Steady Focus point
Short-track speed skating
AF‑C 25-point dynamic- or group-area AF Release 3 Normal Focus point

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Gymnastics

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AF mode AF-area mode Custom Settings
a1: AF‑C priority
selection
a3: Focus tracking with lock-on a7: Store by orientation
Blocked shot AF response Subject motion
Floor exercises
AF‑C 25- or 72-point dynamic- or auto-area AF Release 3 Normal Focus point
Rhythmic gymnastics
AF‑C 25- or 72-point dynamic- or 3D-tracking Release 3 Normal Focus point
Balance beam
AF‑C 25- or 72-point dynamic- or 3D-tracking or auto-area AF Release 3 Normal
Vault
AF‑C 25- or 72-point dynamic- or auto-area AF Release 2 Normal or erratic
Rings and horizontal bar
AF‑C 25- or 72-point dynamic- or auto-area AF Release 3 Normal

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Athletics

For more details, see the description page.

AF mode AF-area mode Custom Settings
a1: AF‑C priority
selection
a3: Focus tracking with lock-on a7: Store by orientation
Blocked shot AF response Subject motion
Sprints
AF‑C 25-point dynamic- or group-area AF Release 3 Normal Focus point
Hurdles
AF‑C Single- or 25-point dynamic-area AF Release 3 Normal Focus point
Marathons (from a vehicle)
AF‑C Single- or 25-point dynamic-area AF Release 3 Normal
Shot put, discus, javelin, and hammer throw
AF‑C Group-area AF Release 3 Normal
Long jump and triple jump
AF‑C 25-point dynamic-area AF Release 3 Erratic
High jump and pole vault
AF‑C 25- or 72-point dynamic-area AF Release 3 Erratic

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Aquatics

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AF mode AF-area mode Custom Settings
a1: AF‑C priority
selection
a3: Focus tracking with lock-on a7: Store by orientation
Blocked shot AF response Subject motion
Synchronized swimming
AF‑C 25-point dynamic-area AF Release 3 Normal
Swimming
AF‑C Single-point AF Release 3 Normal
Diving
AF‑C 3D-tracking or auto-area- or 72-point dynamic-area AF Release 3 Normal

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