with half a year of practice on focusing with the X-T1 I keep having this issue:
the camera will often focus on the background using zone focus method. I would like it to focus on the nearest occupied point, but to no success.
The following picture (resized, not cropped) gives a good example. This happens roughly in the majority of all cases. It seems especially with trees / bushes in the background this is particularly the case.
- I read the manual
- I read Rico's book.
- AF-S selected
- No Pre-AF activated
- High Performance in Power Management is turned on
- Face detection OFF, especially in the example picture.
- I know that single point focus would be much better, however many times I have a group of people like the elder couple and a youngster running in between them. Finally zone focusing would be much easier to use when several people are moving through the frame.
Besides, even with single point -> when the size of single point is too big, and the person is half crossing the single point focusing square, many times it will also focus on the background.
Now, my questions:
- What might I still do wrong? Although many people say you just need to practice more, after several thousand pictures there seems to be no improving on this.
- Is zone focusing not suitable to focus on people at all? If your answer will be "It is suitable", please explain how your practice differs from mine.
- Any other idea? Because this is getting annoying.