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Nikon D5k AF point selection & ISO change

qualtai

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qualtai Registered since 08th Mar 2010
Mon 08-Mar-10 05:52 PM

Hi.

Is it possible to select the AF point without using the LCD, but the viewfinder instead? (like you can on Canon 500D). Or is going into fiddly menu bit the only way of doing this?

Thanks
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MEMcD

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#1. "RE: Nikon D5k AF point selection & ISO change" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Mon 08-Mar-10 06:40 PM

Hi Maciej,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Yes!
If you have the camera in P,S,A, or M exposure mode in AF-A, AF-C, or AF-S modes you can choose the active AF point in Single Point, Dynamic Area, or 3D-Tracking AF Area modes. See pages 54-59 in the D5000 Users Manual.
If you use Auto mode or any of the Vari-Program modes the camera will choose the active AF point.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

qualtai

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#2. "RE: Nikon D5k AF point selection & ISO change" | In response to Reply # 1

qualtai Registered since 08th Mar 2010
Mon 08-Mar-10 10:09 PM

Thank you Martin.

I do not own the camera yet. I know it can be done (I've read the user's manual). But it does not say if it can be done in the viewfinder instead of the LCD screen.
I can't imagine the situation that every time you want to change the AF point, ISO or any other advanced settings you have to take your eyes of the viewfinder, move the camera off your face, flip open the LCD (if closed) and then recompose the picture again. If that is the case I'm buying Canon 500D instead.

So, repeating the question; is it possible to change any advanced camera settings without the use of LCD screen?

Thx.

MEMcD

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#3. "RE: Nikon D5k AF point selection & ISO change" | In response to Reply # 2

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Mon 08-Mar-10 10:47 PM

Hi Maciej,

Yes! The active AF point will be highlighted in red when looking in the viewfinder.
Yes, at the bottom of the viewfinder there is an LCD that displays All of the shooting information including Shutter Speed, Aperture,focus, flash ready light, etc......
Take a look at page 6 in the D5000 Users Manual as the Viewfinder display will indicate more than 20 perameters. All of the information that you will need is shown in the viewfinder.
Here is a link to the D5000 Users Manual: http://support.nikontech.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16431
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

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