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March 4, 2013 by tonyberkman

artborghi.com

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They say a full frame camera like the D800 is not good for sport and action. Indeed it is quite heavy to carry along … Despite the ridiculous 4 fps, the D800 is still able to catch some good action (here subjects were added on backgrounds post-shooting) . Click on each picture to magnify it in a new tab.

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To get a fast subject on focus mind to set up the following:

– AF-C (continuous AF) “d9” or “3d” to avoid focusing the background instead of your subject, especially with a 50 mm

– cH for “high” burst speed (no 6 fps for me, I do not have the battery grip with the EN-EL18)

– To reach 5 fps with normal batteries you can shoot in DX mode

– With a max f/2.8 , I set up ISO to 200 and time was around 1/6000

– Better shooting with a zoom…

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