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bushwack1 Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Mar 2010Sun 03-Apr-11 01:47 PM
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"View finder ?"


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Hi, in the view finder, you have 3 squares, not sure what else to call them, I want to use the center one but I can't seem find out how. I'm taking bird shots, any help would be great, thanks

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sun 03-Apr-11 03:31 PM
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#1. "RE: View finder ?"
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Sun 03-Apr-11 03:32 PM by MEMcD

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Hi David,

The three rectangles are the locations of the three AF Points.
What Focus Area mode are you using?
To use the center AF point, set the AF Area mode to Single Point or Dynamic Area (see page 24 in the D40 Users Manual ). For BIF (Birds In Flight) Dynamic Area AF would be the best choice. Then use the Multi-Selector on the back of the camera to highlight the center AF Point. See page 3 in the D40 Users Manual.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

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Marty

  

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bushwack1 Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Mar 2010Sun 03-Apr-11 11:46 PM
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Thanks, I have aD60 and a D40, the D60 is my problem child, tried Dynamic area and still is using the right af point, the focus area has 4 modes, I'm going through them now, Thanks again

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Mon 04-Apr-11 12:30 AM
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Hi David,

In Dynamic Area AF mode, the camera will use the highlighted AF Point to establish focus and the surrounding AF Points to track the movement of your subject. Here is the D60 Users Manual . See page 12 for the Multi-Selector and pages 57-58 for the AF mode and AF Area Mode. Keep in mind that in exposure modes other than P,S,A, & M the AF mode and Area mode is controled by the camera.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

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Marty

  

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