I've got a question as it pertains to focusing when you are in a lower light (or really bad artificial lighting) and fast action - in my world I'm referring to horses in motion, but it really could apply to any sport especially an indoor sport. I need more 'predictability' with my ability to focus quickly. It seems like I can get a few in a row and then they get too soft. Also keep in mind (and I know I've been urged to try a small flash and I do have two speedlights) but my preference is to stay away from any kind of flash. I believe I now have my ISO settings somewhat under control - but this 'just out of focus' or 'soft focus' thing is driving me nuts. (Please don't tell me a flash is needed, please don't tell me a flash is needed...lol) My equipment: Nikon D700 Nikkor f/2.8 24-70 Nikkor f/2.8 80-200 I do have my camera on auto focus and at horse shows I shoot in "Manual" mode - and try to keep my shutter speed around 320 - and no lower than 250. My aperture setting usually stays at 2.8 - maybe gets to 3.2 but that's about it. Can anyone give some advice? Should I not be shooting on auto focus? Thanks in advance for any information.