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D500 - Focus Setting for Video

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Kannan Sekar

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Dear All,


I have issue with D500 (With a 50mm 1.8 Lens) during Video


Mostly i try street videos, and I have constant issue with focus hunting


Is there any flat setting where we can keep a flat focus and take videos?


Kindly help me, new here 






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I am afraid Nikon DSLR continuous autofocus in video is pretty poor. The reason is that it uses a rather rudimentary contrast detect focus algorithm instead of the advanced phase detection system used for stills.
You'd be much better using a mirrorless model like the Z6 that has phase detect points on the sensor.




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You would probably have more success using manual focus for video with this lens and camera.