Gone are the days when focusing was simply achieved with Fresnel screens, split images and merely turning the focus ring on the lens. You knew what you were focusing on and whether your subject was in focus.
Now, the camera that I own has – apart from a manual focus setting – autofocus single and continuous, static and dynamic, 1 field, 9 field and multi-field of 37 or 49 fields, oh and not forgetting face recognition. I am not quite sure which options work with which but there must, in theory, be over two dozen alternatives from which to choose.
My guess is that there are probably only a handful of the available options that are useful, but I have no idea which and for what purpose! I have been unable to find anything that explains to me which options are best for which circumstances, and as such I tend not to use the technology because I am never certain as to what the camera is trying to do.
I suspect that I am not alone in this situation and I wonder if you could publish an article that explains a bit about what the camera is trying to do in the different alternatives. You could also include a simple table of which combination of settings to use in which circumstances. Given that the camera has all these capabilities, I would like to be able to use them with confidence. Richard Sharp