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SabreFlyr Silver Member  Marion, IN, US  Nikonian since 10th Jul 2009 Sun 19-Feb-12 01:23 AM
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"D-60 focusing questions (re: AE/AF Lock button)"



I use the AE/AF Lock button to activate autofocus on my D-60. I have a couple of questions about that. One, if I'm using Continuous Servo focus mode (AF-C) with moving subjects, does focus tracking stop when I release the AE/AF Lock button (I would presume that it does)?

The thing that frustrates me most about activating autofocus this way (though it works the way I want it, for the most part) is that, while the review image is visible on the LCD, the AE/AF Lock button now acts to protect the image file, not autofocus. I have to either wait until the image is off the screen or turn it off myself (difficult when shooting action). Is there any way to either, one, deactivate the 'protect image' function of that button or, two, disable the showing of the review image?

Ray

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Sun 19-Feb-12 03:13 AM
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#1. "RE: D-60 focusing questions (re: AE/AF Lock button)"
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Hi Ray,

>I use the AE/AF Lock button to activate autofocus on my D-60.
>I have a couple of questions about that. One, if I'm using
>Continuous Servo focus mode (AF-C) with moving subjects, does
>focus tracking stop when I release the AE/AF Lock button (I
>would presume that it does)?

Yes, assuming you have Custom Setting 12 AE-L?AF-L button is set to AF-ON. Since the shutter release button is decoupled in this mode.

>The thing that frustrates me most about activating autofocus
>this way (though it works the way I want it, for the most
>part) is that, while the review image is visible on the LCD,
>the AE/AF Lock button now acts to protect the image file, not
>autofocus. I have to either wait until the image is off the
>screen or turn it off myself (difficult when shooting action).
>Is there any way to either, one, deactivate the 'protect
>image' function of that button or, two, disable the showing of
>the review image?

You can turn the image review Off by going to Custom Setting 07 Image Review and set it to OFF.
Good luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Seattle, WA, US  Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006 Sun 19-Feb-12 05:50 PM
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During picture review, if you half-press the shutter release the camera should jump back into shooting mode.

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SabreFlyr Silver Member  Marion, IN, US  Nikonian since 10th Jul 2009 Sun 19-Feb-12 08:29 PM
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Thanks Marty, Joseph! I was beginning to think that using the lock button for focus on this camera wasn't the best idea. I like the way it works for the most part. Now, I know how to handle the drawbacks!

Ray

  

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