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Mr Bill Registered since 04th Dec 2012Fri 07-Dec-12 04:07 AM
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"Shifting focues points on D5100?"


Houston, US
          

Can anyone tell me why, all on its own, the D5100 changes the location of the red dot in the viewfinder and monitor when in manual mode?

Why, even in manual mode, does the camera seem to link aperature and shutter speed. My camera seems to limit the adjustment to one variable based on the setting of the other variable. I don't remember manual film cameras doing this.

Thanks in advance.

Bill

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Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009Fri 07-Dec-12 01:47 PM
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#1. "RE: Shifting focues points on D5100?"
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Hatboro, Pa, US
          

Bill,
It's not just manual mode but any mode. And it doesn't move by itself. It takes just a touch on the focus wheel without you knowing it to move it. This is my one single gripe about the entry level Nikon bodies, no focus lock. Nikon saw fit to add the lock on all the other bodies. Can it be that expensive? Since I always use the center position I've gotten into the habit to always press the OK button when I start shooting. I can change modes to anything I want including manual and the dot stays where I put it as long as I'm careful to not touch the wheel.

Len

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Mr Bill Registered since 04th Dec 2012Fri 07-Dec-12 02:41 PM
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I'll try that. Thanks Len.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sat 08-Dec-12 03:29 AM
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#3. "RE: Shifting focues points on D5100?"
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Hi Bill,

If you look through the viewfinder with your left eye, you could easily inadvertantly bump the MiltiSelector with your nose causing the active AF point to shift.
Some bodies are more prone to this than others.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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Lolrogge Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Apr 2012Sat 08-Dec-12 04:51 AM
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Ayden, US
          

The D5100 is very prone to that prpblem. I am left eye dominant and the multiselector is perfectly placed for my nose to touch it, thus changing the focus point. I did think my face was touching but it is definitely my nose.

Laverne

  

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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. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Sat 08-Dec-12 08:04 PM
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#5. "RE: Shifting focues points on D5100?"
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Seattle, WA, US
          

This is a common problem with left-eye shooters with many of the DSLR models.

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Lolrogge Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Apr 2012Sat 08-Dec-12 09:07 PM
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#6. "RE: Shifting focues points on D5100?"
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Ayden, US
          

One reason why I like my F100. It allows me to lock the focus point.

Laverne

  

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