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John Bertotti

Garretson, US
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John Bertotti Gold Member Nikonian since 01st Jul 2012
Mon 02-Jul-12 07:53 PM | edited Mon 02-Jul-12 10:15 PM by John Bertotti

I see this in the menu but don't know what it may or may not do for me if I turn it on. To me a rangefinder measures the distance to an object so if it is off how does it focus? A bit confused here. Thanks! Bertotti

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aolander

Nevis, US
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#1. "RE: D3200 rangefinder" | In response to Reply # 0

aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006
Mon 02-Jul-12 08:03 PM

The rangefinder function tells you how from from "perfect" focus you are and which way you need to turn the focus ring to achieve focus. Apparently, this would be something to use when focusing manually. The camera's AF system will focus with this on or off.

Alan

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John Bertotti

Garretson, US
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#2. "RE: D3200 rangefinder" | In response to Reply # 1

John Bertotti Gold Member Nikonian since 01st Jul 2012
Mon 02-Jul-12 10:15 PM

I gotcha that makes more sense! Thanks!

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Vishu7

IN
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#3. "RE: D3200 rangefinder" | In response to Reply # 2

Vishu7 Registered since 26th Sep 2012
Wed 26-Sep-12 12:12 AM

D3200 rangefinder , I'm unable to understand(get it working), Can anybody help? please. Problem: In M mode I've set RF to ON in menu but can't see the change in viewfinder.

Leonard62

Hatboro, Pa, US
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#4. "RE: D3200 rangefinder" | In response to Reply # 3

Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009
Wed 26-Sep-12 12:34 AM

In M mode the rangefinder display is replaced by the meter display. Go into A mode and then manually focus your lens. The rangefinder is at the bottom center of the viewfinder.

Len

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Vishu7

IN
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#5. "RE: D3200 rangefinder" | In response to Reply # 4

Vishu7 Registered since 26th Sep 2012
Wed 26-Sep-12 02:48 PM

>In M mode the rangefinder display is replaced by the meter
>display. Go into A mode and then manually focus your lens. The
>rangefinder is at the bottom center of the viewfinder.
>
>Len
>
>

Thanks a ton Len
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Thank you,
Vishal.

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