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Why is my camera missing the action again and again?

Capturing fast motion is hard. It requires persistence, benefits from practice, and focus on the few successes not the many failures. Even experienced photographers produce more poor pictures than ...
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Why doesn't focus confirmation appear in AI-servo mode?

The reason the focus confirmation light does not function in AI Servo mode is because the camera never stops tracking the subject and adjusting focus as necessary. The green focus confirmation light ...
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Maintain the focus during continuous mode

There are 2 issues which are likely to affect you here: The Performance of AF-C AF-C is not magic, and it will not follow the movement through the frame. Your focus point needs to remain in the same ...
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Why is my camera missing the action again and again?

If you had the center focus point selected manually, the camera did exactly what you told it to do. It focused what was behind the center focus point in each frame. If you want to track subjects ...
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Why does auto focus on my new Fuji X100F keep moving while I have the shutter button held halfway?

There is a small black slider on the side opposite the camera grip. It has 3 positions. If you slide it to the bottom it will be in AF-S mode which stops focusing as soon as autofocus locks after you ...
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Maintain the focus during continuous mode

The default for continuous shooting is Release Priority which means that the camera will take the shot even if focus is not confirmed. The other option is Focus Priority which only takes a photo when ...
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Why is my camera missing the action again and again?

You said you also tried d9, that was a much better choice than single point; personally I would probably have been in d51 just because that's what I almost always used (even w/ static subjects). And ...
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How do I select AF-C on a Nikon D5500?

Make sure the mode dial is set to one of: Program, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority, or Manual exposure mode. From page 78 of the D5500 Reference Manual, Note that AF-S and AF-C are available ...
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My Nikon D5100 DSLR wont autofocus by itself

No. You are asking for it to keep trying auto focus all the time it is turned on... All the time you're carrying it around your neck without even aiming it. That would be hard on the battery. :) It ...
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How big is an AF-Point in a Nikon camera?

The Nikon focus points map like this. What that means in terms of image pixel size IDK... a lot more than 1. FWIW, this is nothing like how the AF sensor/sensor lines actually look/work. The exif ...
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Do aperture blades move between each shot in burst mode?

Any kind of focus tracking ("AI focus" and the like) requires the camera to refocus between shots, and focusing requires the lens to be fully open. Also, you can use your DoF test button with ...
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Do aperture blades move between each shot in burst mode?

For an SLR, moving the aperture blades will be a lot less effort than moving the mirror. So I doubt that there is a universal answer independent of camera model.
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Use Built-in Pop up flash to focus in Manual Mode, Canon 1300D

Yes, there is a setting. You can use your pop-up flash as a focus aid while in manual exposure if you enable it in your Custom Function menu. There are also some other options which may not be quite ...
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Why doesn't focus confirmation appear in AI-servo mode?

The focus confirmation light indeed does NOT work in ai-servo mode. It would be cool if the focus confirmation dot acted like a missile target lock indicator, but it doesn't. It just tells you that ...
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When does the Sony NEX-5R use release priority?

As I understand it, focus priority delays the shot till focus is achieved, while release priority potentially takes a mis-focused shot. More or less. Many cameras with focus priority will refuse to ...
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