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  • Vern Kellie says:

    Hi Dan,
    You mention using af-c autofocus, but I also think it is particularly important to mention the af-c custom settings and use thereof. I shoot mostly runners, 5k etc, but some bikers, so am usually shooting a slower moving target. I find the custom settings particularly useful, especially being able to customize my own setting (6), which I usually do. Shooting Zone, smallest zone, I set the tracking sensitivity to 2, speed sensitivity to 1 or 2, but the customizable setting I find most important is the zone switching setting. For my style, I find using the Front setting for runners works very well, where in many shooting situations this may not work well. Point is, try customizing your settings for optimum results.
    I enjoy your X series ebook immensely (have read about 3 times), so thank you so much for always being willing to impart your knowledge and helping others.

  • Dan says:

    Hi Vern,

    Thanks for your comment. I do use the AF-C Custom Settings options on the X-T2 quite often. In my experience shooting action with subjects like cycling, trail running and flying birds, I find that settings #2 (Ignore Obstacles) and #4 (Suddenly Appearing Subject) seem to work best for me. I usually stick to the 5 stock presets but have occasionally played around with adjusting the Tracking and Speed Sensitivity and Zone Area Switching. Using these controls, you can really fine the AF system on the X Series cameras. Here’s a detailed primer on how all the AF-C Custom Settings options work.

    Thanks for buying my ebook, I’m glad it’s been good resource for you. 🙂

    -Dan

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    Terry Bourk

    I have read you new book “Behind the Landscape.” I could not “put it down” meaning that I kept at it because each photo you presented/analyzed was interesting and informative. I am trying to develop an eye for composition (both the scene and the light).

    Thank you! The examples you present and the suggestions are very helpful. Purple Mountains, McKinley River and Wonder Lake are fascinating.


    Roger Sinclair

    You have done it again! Another triumph.

    Your generosity to share, the clarity of thought and concise explanation thereof is brilliant. Perhaps I should also mention the beautiful photos and the talent necessary to produce them.

    Thank you, Dan.