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Old Feb 3, 2004, 2:59 PM   #1
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Default DSLR's and dynamic AF

I have a point and shoot digicam (C-5050Z Olympus) that I've been getting great results with for the past year. The one thing that really bothers me though is that shooting sports or children is very difficult focus wise. By the time the AF has been set on the half press the focus distance may have changed sifnificantly. Setting the camera to AF continuously does not help.

I'm really enjoying getting back into photography and think that a DSLR - like the Rebel with its predictive focus that keeps tracking up to the instant the exposure is taken - may be what I need to better capture my kids and the bike racing that I enjoy shooting.

Can anyone address whether the AF system of the Digital Rebel will indeed handle these situations better.


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Old Feb 3, 2004, 11:10 PM   #2
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If you get a good lens, it will handle it better. But make sure it's a USM (if its Canon) or HSM (sigma) type lens. That means faster AF with less noise.

Predictive AF does work, but it isn't the perfect thing you might want. I've had some trouble with it locking on correctly. It gets there, but not when I want it to.

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