The best AF mode for sports photography
As your action subjects are moving, your digital camera may struggle to keep up if you’re using the standard AF mode.
On a Canon, AI Servo (the Nikon equivalent is Continuous Focus) is designed to ‘follow focus’ moving targets.
Look through the viewfinder and position your AF point over your subject and half-press the shutter to continuously focus as you track it within your frame (learn more about how to use a viewfinder).
Note, however, that unlike One-Shot focusing mode, AI Servo won’t beep when it achieves focus.
PAGE 1: The best shutter speeds for sports photography
PAGE 2: The best AF mode for sports photography
PAGE 3: Getting subjects in focus
PAGE 4: Using telephoto lenses
PAGE 5: Capture action as it unfolds
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