Expert insight Checking the focus
Jack says… When you’re shooting an event with many competitors, time is of the essence, so don’t waste time zooming in to check images with multiple presses of your zoom button. Go to Custom setting menu>Controls>Multi selector center button>Shooting mode and tick ‘Highlight active focus point’ (some Nikon models vary, so this may be labelled ‘Zoom to 100%’ or similar). This way, you can check your focus is pin-sharp with a single click between shots. I don’t check every single shot, but once you’ve seen a few you can be sure the rest should follow nicely. This is especially useful for slaloms when there are lots of kayakers.