The following settings are suitable for most sports:
Focus is adjusted continuously while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway or the AF-ON button is pressed.
If your subject briefly leaves the selected focus point, the camera will focus based on information from surrounding focus points. The following indicators are displayed while the AF-mode button is pressed.
Custom Setting a3 (Focus tracking with lock-on) controls how autofocus responds to changes in the distance to the subject.
Increasing the speed with which the autofocus system reacts to blocked shots ensures that focus responds quickly to frequent subject changes.
Position the slider according to how your subject moves. The default (“normal”) position, midway between Erratic and Steady, is suited to a wide variety of subjects.
Choose long standby times to keep the timer active and avoid the delay that occurs when it is reactivated (note that this increases the drain on the battery). If you’re at a soccer match and the default six-second timer expires while you’re waiting for a player to line up a corner kick, the delay may make you miss the golden moment following the kick. In situations like these, we suggest setting the timer to a minute or more.