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Old May 31, 2005, 11:00 AM   #3
Join Date: May 2005
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Ironically, I was able to try both with the same results. I'm shooting softball games from behind the outfield fence. When trying to shoot the batters, the backstop and people behind it are in focus, but the batter is not, even though I used the single point autofocus to zero in on the batter. I shot one day in bright sunlight, and the next day in overcast conditions. Both sessions yielded the same problem. I tried backing off slightly with manual focus, but usually a slight turn brings the focal point too far forward. I realize that stopping down would help, but I need fast shutter speeds to stop the action. Even in bright sunlight, shutter priority at 1/850 sets the aperture at 11 or larger. I've only been doing this for about a year (just got the new lens a month ago), so I realize I may be doing something stupid.
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