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David Busch’s Nikon® D700 Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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Chapter 7. Mastering Autofocus Options

Fast autofocus is one of the reasons many shooters buy an upscale dSLR like the Nikon D700. If you’re shooting sports, the ability to lock in focus on a moving subject can mean the difference between missing a shot or grabbing a great action image. Candid photography, photojournalism, shots of active children or pets, and many other subjects can be captured more easily with modern digital SLR cameras that have the ability to lock in sharp focus faster than the blink of an eye.

Well, theoretically. Although autofocus has been with us for more than 20 years, it continues to be problematic. While vendors like Nikon are giving us faster and more precise autofocus systems, particularly in advanced cameras like ...

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