Cycling and a Lazy Autofocus...
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My 15yo son races in on his ...
Hi everyone. I am new to this foruma and would like you to help me solving an issue...
My 15yo son races in on his street bycicle. I like taking pictures at the races. To do that I use my Nikon D70 combined with an old Nikkor ED AF 80-200 1:2.8 D lens.
Alas in this configuration my machine is way to slow to keep the focus on a peloton travelling at 40-50 km/h (say 30mph).
How can I proceed to solve this issue?
Is it better to replace the lens with a smaller and lighter DX format lens (although I would like to mantain the current 1:2.8 luminosity) or should I plan to replace the D70 body with something more modern, such as a D7000?
Thanks in advance for your support!
01-07-2011 08:21 AM
Welcome to the forum, Ulisse.
I don't know too much about the AF speed of the Nikkor, although that 80-200 has a strong reputation as nice glass. I am currently lusting for a D7000, in great part because of the advance AF system. 39 points, with 9 cross-type. I would think that would help.
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