Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by 1200mk, Jul 5, 2007.
af assist light on a flash
light your subject, focus, lock focus, turn off light, recompose.
they work wonders (within the flashes range).
Also try focusing at the edges of objects if you don't have an AF assist lap or any sort. The camera looks for contrast. The camera will lock onto the edge of a dark face against a light background. You won't always nail focus with this method however (more likely you'll focus on their ears, but it's better than not being able to lock focus at all).
external flash with IR
Af assist in a flash, as mentioned and quality glass
a Nikon 17-55 will help focus a lot faster than a tamron 17-50
af-s > cheap screw drive focus
I should know I own a tamron anf af-s 2.8 lenses
pitty it has no af
have your assistant hold a flash light on the subject.