#3. "RE: Getting Focus Points Highlighted" In response to Reply # 2
Farmington Hills, US
If you are using AF-C with the default release priority you may be taking the picture before focus is achieved. In that case I don't believe Nikon software will show the focus point.
The same thing could happen with AF-S if you have changed from the default of focus priority.
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#4. "RE: Getting Focus Points Highlighted" In response to Reply # 3
Los Angeles, US
That's a big homework assignment. I opened about 50 images. Focus points were highlighted on most of them. Some were NEF some were JPG.
A few of the JPEGs reduced in size didn't show the Focus Points. And, like one of you said, a few that were focused in AF-C mode didn't show the points. A few others were set to AF-A and have the points.
To me this is a lesson in the complexity of Nikon AF. I would imagine the engineers at Nikon have clear purpose. My motivation is to learn more and to choose my focus method more carefully. And admit to being very lazy about rotating the little Multi Selector wheel to select my focus point.
It is a lot to learn. Lucky for me, most of my subjects don't move. I do a lot of product photography.
#5. "RE: Getting Focus Points Highlighted" In response to Reply # 0 Mon 01-Oct-12 09:49 PM by glo
This is my understanding of VNX2 and the use of highlighting the focus point.
The focus point that shows on your photo in VNX2 is the focus point that was used based on your selection of which focus point location you had chosen to use..
By using the Multi-selector on the back of the camera you can use the center focus point position or you can move it horizontally or vertically to another position. VNX2 simply shows the location of the focus point when the photo was taken. I use a D300 and am assuming the Multi-selector works the same way on the D7000.
If you focus and then recompose the focus point shown on the photo in VNX2 will be the focus point used, but it will not be placed on the spot at which actual focus was achieved.
The focus point will show on both NEF and JPEG files. However, if the size of the JPEG has been changed (such as cropping and probably resizing) it will not be shown on the photo in VNX2.