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Con­TIN­U­OUS AU­TOFO­CUS

Ei­nar says... Con­tin­u­ous AF (AF-C) and Con­tin­u­ous drive mode are essential when shooting wildlife, even if it’s not mov­ing that quickly. AF-C en­sures that your Nikon will ad­just the fo­cus au­to­mat­i­cally if your sub­ject moves even a few mil­lime­tres closer or fur­ther away, while fir­ing off a burst of shots in Con­tin­u­ous drive mode will in­crease your chances that at least one of them will be pin-sharp.

Fo­cus point wrap-around

Ei­nar says... Mov­ing the AF point around at speed can make the dif­fer­ence be­tween a sharp shot and a soft one, so I sug­gested that Sig­ur­jón turn on Fo­cus point wrap-around. This means that when the ac­tive AF point hits the edge of the frame, a click of the multi se­lec­tor will push it to the op­po­site side. This is use­ful when you want to move the AF point quickly from one side of the frame to the other.

IM­AGE Res oluti on

Ei­nar says... Shoot fast, shoot easy, shoot a lot. Sig­ur­jón had his D810 set up to record at full res­o­lu­tion, which is 36.3MP; shooting in RAW, this re­sults in file sizes of around 56MB. Fir­ing off bursts of im­ages at that size will even­tu­ally slow the cam­era down, even with the fastest mem­ory cards in­side. By shooting at a slightly lower res­o­lu­tion, Sig­ur­jón will be able to shoot more frames in a con­tin­u­ous burst, and to fit more shots on his card.

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