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kbarnett Silver Member  Stanthorpe, AU  Nikonian since 05th Oct 2009 Mon 16-Aug-10 12:12 PM
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"Focus point"



The focus point on my D5000 ssems to move to any of the 11 points without me doing anything (at least to my knowledge). Is it possible to lock it in place? or can someone tell me why it is moving?

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Reply message RE: Focus point cgilyeat
16th Aug 2010
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Reply message RE: Focus point avnphoto
19th Aug 2010
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     Reply message RE: Focus point kbarnett Silver Member
19th Aug 2010
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Reply message RE: Focus point km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography
20th Aug 2010
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Reply message RE: Focus point kbarnett Silver Member
20th Aug 2010
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     Reply message RE: Focus point cyberwasp
24th Aug 2010
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     Reply message RE: Focus point MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas
24th Aug 2010
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          Reply message RE: Focus point kbarnett Silver Member
24th Aug 2010
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cgilyeat   Waldorf, US  Registered since 18th Jun 2010 Mon 16-Aug-10 12:57 PM
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#1. "RE: Focus point"
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>The focus point on my D5000 ssems to move to any of the 11
>points without me doing anything (at least to my knowledge).
>Is it possible to lock it in place? or can someone tell me why
>it is moving?
I have noticed that if I am not carfull, the heel of my thumb will bump the focus point adjustment. I don't think that there is any way to lock it in place. It'a just a matter of keeping your hand from accidentally moving it.

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avnphoto   AU  Registered since 15th Aug 2010 Thu 19-Aug-10 05:10 AM
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I am having the same trouble with my D3000. Agree with cgilyeat - the thumb problem.

  

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kbarnett Silver Member  Stanthorpe, AU  Nikonian since 05th Oct 2009 Thu 19-Aug-10 07:19 AM
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Well, it's very annoying. You'd think it wouldn't be too hard to be able to lock it in place somehow, wouldn't you?

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km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography   St Petersburg, RU  Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009 Fri 20-Aug-10 01:43 AM
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What AF mode are you in? In the dynamic focus point modes(like 3D, Dynamic and Auto Area) pressing the OK button re centers the focus point. The manual point selection control is normally active so if you bump it, the focus point will change.
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kbarnett Silver Member  Stanthorpe, AU  Nikonian since 05th Oct 2009 Fri 20-Aug-10 10:48 PM
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I'm using dynamic mode, maybe that's the problem.
I will change it to single point and see if that makes a difference.
Thanks for your help.

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cyberwasp   US  Registered since 15th Aug 2010 Tue 24-Aug-10 05:08 PM
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switch to single point mode and put in in the center. Then put subject in center, push shutter release half way and hold, "locks it in," reframe and shoot

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Tue 24-Aug-10 05:21 PM
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Hi Keith,

If you are a left eye shooter, you nose may be bumping the multi-selector, though I have not used the D5000 or D3000 enough to know if it is a problem on those bodies or not.
If your nose is not the problem using a single AF point should solve the problem.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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kbarnett Silver Member  Stanthorpe, AU  Nikonian since 05th Oct 2009 Tue 24-Aug-10 10:02 PM
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Thanks Marty, I'll try that.

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