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Tracking AF mode with GX7

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by T N Args, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    Can anyone point me to a tutorial or instruction page on how to set up Tracking AF on the GX7?
    • Setting it up
    • What you can adjust
    • What is that little square chasing and why

    I ask because I tried it last week and simply looked on in amazement as a little square latched on to image elements that I did not choose and did not seem to have any say in, then it would chase around the screen or jump over and latch on to something else. I soon turned it off, but felt like I needed to learn how to use it effectively.

    cheers
     
  2. laser8

    laser8 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 29, 2013
    Mare nostrum, Istria
    From my limited experience, the little square is chasing (tracking) the bit it decided to focus on. You can make your own choice by using the touch screen and giving it a subject to track. I suppose it could be used similarly to face detection, just not for faces :smile:
     
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  3. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    OK I will try the touch screen approach, thanks!
     
  4. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    No one knows of any videos or well-explained instructions on this feature? That's a bit surprising. Oh well....