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David Busch’s Nikon® V1: Guide to Digital Movie Making and Still Photography by David D. Busch

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6Advanced Shooting

I’ve saved some advanced techniques for this chapter, which devotes a little extra space to some special features of the Nikon V1. This chapter covers autofocus, continuous shooting, high-speed photography, and long exposures.

Mastering the Mysteries of Autofocus

One of the most useful and powerful features of modern digital cameras is their ability to lock in sharp focus faster than the blink of an eye. Sometimes. Although autofocus has been with us for more than 20 years, it continues to be problematic. That’s been especially true with mirrorless cameras prior to the introduction of the Nikon 1 series, because they generally used a slower form of autofocus, called contrast detection, rather than phase detection. (Don’t worry, ...

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