AL FOCUS or AL SERVO to take boxing pictures??????????

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  1. obx

    obx TPF Noob!

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    Which setting to use to take boxing pictures????????
     
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    Needs more question marks IMO...
     
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    Autofocus Continuous mode would be my choice, meaning that the camera will shoot a shot whenever you press the shutter release firmly; there's not much worse than having an AF-Single or AF Focus Priority custom setting turned on, and being forced to watch a potential photo opportunity go by because the camera's AF system thinks the focus is not 100 percent dead-on.

    Different camera makers refer to this mode using different terms. I suggest AF-C in Nikon, with the sub-menu in more advanced cameras set to Release Priority, not Focus Priority. That way, whenever you want to press the release and shoot, the camera will shoot.
     
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    al servo is the continuous mode as mentioned by Derrel for canons :D

    i'd stick with his advice but since your talking canon i thought i'd help translate

    the AI focus is like a mix between the one shot and the AI servo.. But for action shots i've read Stick with the Servo mode
     
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    AI servo for moving subjects
     
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    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Oh yeah and note that it AI (ai) not AL (al). Artifical Intelligence, not Alan.
     

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