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Quicker than AF

Sometimes people ask how on earth I focus my camera with moving subjects. Well, I have trained a lot to get there, but in some situations you don’t need any training at all and will still be faster than the quickest AF-camera in the world.

This image was shot on Cuba, while I was having a good time with my wife after four months of traveling. We took a walk on the beach, Cuba Libre in one hand, M9 in the other. Suddenly we heard a noise that was getting louder and louder. A plane was coming our way and it was flying very low. My exposure was already set, since I was shooting the sunset. My focus was set to infinity, as it always is, and all I had to do was raise the camera, compose and shoot. Easy does it.