Focusing Mode Differences-Which One Should You Use For The Sharpest Image?


How To Pick The Best Focusing Mode For The Subject You’re Trying To Capture

When people first start using a DSLR they’re usually very pleased with the focusing compared to smartphones and point-and-shoot cameras they’ve used before. But the chances are, if they haven’t studied their new camera enough, they aren’t fully aware of the different options they could be using. Choosing the right focusing mode for each image is crucial for getting the sharpest possible results.



The concept is the same Rick Kuperberg One Shot with Canon is AF-S with Nikon. AI Servo with Canon is AF-C with Nikon. Same principles apply. Would be nice if they both just called it the same thing.

This was a great tip. Especially in low light when getting focus can be hard. I’m officially a convert to back button focusing after just a few minutes of playing with it.

The only time my focus is on one shot is in my studio. In shooting belly dancing events in low light, road racing where cars are moving at speeds of 100 mph or more and roller derby where skaters are coming right at you, AI servo is the only way to go.

to use the back button on Nikon anyway .. you have to be AF-C for it to work ……

The lady asked about back focus and front focus ….. check the video out about assigning the back button as your focus button rather than depressing shutter half way ……. when shooting something moving, keep holding back button down .. when it stops or your shooting static .. press back button down, let it up and shoot .. can let it up and recompose to as long as subject or you don’t move to change distance to the focused subject ……….

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