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  1. #1
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    Is their a way to make AF lock focus faster?

    Is their a way to make the AF lock focus faster. When I shot with my old SLR that wasn't AF I would focus close then zoom. I found it easier to focus in close then at full zoom. I don't know if I am saying this right or if this even makes sense. That could have been because of the split screen focus.Then again it has been a long time since I had a MF camera.

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  2. #2
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    Have you tried your trick of zooming in and then letting it focus? That might help, but some lenses are just slower than others (tamron 70-300mm is really slow indoors and low light). I think it's just primarily lens dependent.
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  3. #3
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    You can also use a flashlight as a "modeling" light, to acheive solid focus, go to MF ... then fire away.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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  4. #4
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    hey that's a good idea, much less harsh than the flash firing (when it's enabled) to get some light to focus.
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