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cham Registered since 14th Nov 2005Mon 14-Nov-05 07:06 PM
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"D50 Focus Area indicator"



          

Hi,
On my new D50, the focus area indicator is always displayed (in aperture priority mode) as below.

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What does it mean? Is this normal? If so, could you please explain this?
Thank you.

Cham

  

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Shred Registered since 28th Oct 2005Mon 14-Nov-05 07:55 PM
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Use the 4-way selector to choose wanted focus area.

  

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Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter MemberMon 14-Nov-05 07:57 PM
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That means the active sensor is the right most one on the horizontal array. Press the rear paddle control in any other direction to see if you can change the active sensor, then switch shooting modes again. Switch back to A-priority and see if the sensor selected reflects your last choice.

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lowla Registered since 18th Nov 2005Fri 18-Nov-05 05:08 AM
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First, press the shuttle release button half-way down and follow by using the 4-way control dial to chose a new focus area and you can continue shooting

  

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jonmilley Registered since 17th Nov 2005Tue 22-Nov-05 02:31 AM
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you have your AF-Area mode set to Single Area (custom 03)

Also you have (as everyone else said) your focus set to the right sensor, as stated before you can change the sensor when focusing using the 4 way controller on the back with the shutter half pressed.

If you want the camera to choose the AF-Area for you, set custom 03 to dynamic area or closest subject.

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