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Old 10-21-2019, 04:58 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by RobJor View Post
I shoot D750 on slow continuous(z-6 has this also) which in reality can also be single shot with short shutter press. I just leave it on that, not requiring changing modes.

As a note I see the Z-6 has dropped the auto/manual focus flip switch (you set ups assignment but not same type of switch and menu is not a good option). Standard for me at night is to auto focus, usually at infinity but at desired focus and then switch to manual focus with the easy toggle switch. Shooting moving trains at night on auto focus can be unpredictable at least for me. Switch has been a standard item for Nikons I have owned, probably as cost saving move.

Anyway, shooting fast moving objects on auto focus, not sure you are going to see 12 fps?????

Hi Bob,

A couple of things....

WRT the AF switch that you are referring to, I think you are talking about the small toggle switch with a center button on it that is typically found on the left side of the camera below the lens mount.....correct? On all of the DSLRs that have an internal focusing motor, that switch is really there to turn that motor off. It was really put there for users of D-series lenses, which do not have a focusing motor. For those of us who use G and E-series lenses, which do have the motor, we can turn AF on and off either with that switch, or with the small "M-AM" switch on the left side of our lens. Since the Z-cameras do not have a focusing motor, and cannot AF with D-series lenses, the switch you refer to was no longer necessary. AF on Z-cameras is always controlled with the lens-mounted toggle. No need to go to a menu item.

With regard to whether or not the Z will achieve 12 fps, so far it seems to be filling up my XQD cards rather nicely. I have TOO many photos from the Strasburg event.

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