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    Hello everyone,

    I noticed that for the focus areas, I can choose between:
    1) Single Area
    2) Dynamic Area (User still can focus manually, but when the subject leaves the area, information from other focus areas will be used)
    3) Auto-Area AF (This one seems to show many focus areas on the viewfinder).

    I usually try to shoot manual mode, in order to learn and be more conscious of the exposure settings.

    Now which one of the above focus areas would you suggest to choose?

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    single for me most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    single for me most of the time.
    may I ask why?

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    Single dynamic for me...
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    i use 2) Dynamic Area...can change on the fly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkster View Post
    may I ask why?
    well, to me single area and dynamic area seems to work the same(some how dynamic area doesn't seems to work as claim, or maybe i got the wrong setting )
    as for auto, why do you want auto when it might focus on something that you doesn't want to be in focus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by westwest1 View Post
    i use 2) Dynamic Area...can change on the fly...

    any disadvantage as compared to Single?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    well, to me single area and dynamic area seems to work the same(some how dynamic area doesn't seems to work as claim, or maybe i got the wrong setting )
    as for auto, why do you want auto when it might focus on something that you doesn't want to be in focus?
    I'm not really sure how this mode works. It seems to me many focus spots are highlighted, and as long as one of these spots fall on my target, it should work well. Is this correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Single dynamic for me...

    Why ah?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkster View Post
    I'm not really sure how this mode works. It seems to me many focus spots are highlighted, and as long as one of these spots fall on my target, it should work well. Is this correct?
    no...you must see where your foucs point is...

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    single area for me but if have FTM even better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkster View Post
    Why ah?
    I choose the point where I want to focus, but the subject may move, so the dynamic part helps to hunt.
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