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Old 12-28-2012, 02:54 PM   #10105
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Originally Posted by DNut View Post
Thanks! The camera finally arrived from B&H last night. First impression is that it's COMPLETELY different than my old camera. I had to go through the manual to understand most of the new settings!

For example, the 51 point versus 3D 51 point autofocus: I need to understand when to use one over the other. Seems like the 3D is better for moving objects, but it appears that there are times when I would not want it enabled.
I usually only use the full 51 point auto focus when I'm in a pinch. I haven't had good luck with the 3D with moving objects in the past, but on the D4 it was vastly improved. The good thing is that you have a lot of single focus points now, so you have a bit more freedom in composition, especially when you're on a tripod, since you won't have to focus first then recompose as much anymore.
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