Certainly among - if not - the most important feature of your DSLR/Mirrorless Camera, and something most just take for granted these days.
Well there's a reason your camera has a thousand AF settings and options. It's because AF is the foundation upon which all most all photos are taken. So it's pretty important to have it setup just the way you like it, and certainly the way that makes it as fast and smooth as possible.
This is where my little tip of the day comes in. Lots of people have their autofocus setup completely wrong if you ask me. If you have your camera setup to perform autofocus when half depressing the shutter, I would wager your current AF setting means you are missing out on wanted shots every once in a while.
Having AF assigned this way forces you to select - before any photo is taken - how your AF should operate:
- Single shot AF
- Continuous AF
- Manual AF
Do you know what AF setting is best before a random photo situation arises?
Do you have time to change the setting if you need it setup differently?
For all of you, the answer is: "NO, you don't"
Sure, sometimes you do, but all of you have been in situations where you didn't.