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    Re: Nikon D3 - what is your favorite AF setting when shooting people, weddings?

    RAW only for me. I don't use any of the picture styles, preferring to do it in post.

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    Re: Nikon D3 - what is your favorite AF setting when shooting people, weddings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    RAW only for me. I don't use any of the picture styles, preferring to do it in post.
    RAW AF? That sounds fast

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    Re: Nikon D3 - what is your favorite AF setting when shooting people, weddings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    RAW AF? That sounds fast
    What's fast is apparently my reading of the question. Thanks for setting me straight Jorgen.

    Ok, AF settings. Hm... For portraiture, I use AF-S, and Single Point AF, becuse I always choose the point of focus, and I always choose my subject's closest eye.

    For Weddings, during the ceremony, or for reception candids, I use AF-C, and typically use Dynamic area AF (using 21 points). For wedding portraits, formals, etc. I use the AF-S, Single Point AF method again.

    Hope that helps. Sorry about my earlier confusion.

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    Re: Nikon D3 - what is your favorite AF setting when shooting people, weddings?

    AF-C with AF-ON only enabled. Covers 97% of anything you'd want to shoot.

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    Re: Nikon D3 - what is your favorite AF setting when shooting people, weddings?

    Quote Originally Posted by kipkeston View Post
    AF-C with AF-ON only enabled. Covers 97% of anything you'd want to shoot.
    Same here. Watch the focus confirm "dot" if you need the 100% accuracy.
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