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Photofisch Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Jun 2013Wed 31-Jul-13 09:07 PM
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I am new to Nikon , I set the camera to 39 zones if focus but I can't figure out how to move between zones. my camera seems to only have the focus set on the middle area? Is there a setting that will let me move from one spot to another to focus rather than moving the camera?

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Wed 31-Jul-13 09:31 PM
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#1. "RE: focus"
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Wed 31-Jul-13 09:33 PM by MEMcD

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Hi Phyllis,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Did you try pressing the up/down or left/right side buttons on the Multi-Selector while pressing the Shutter Release button half way?

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JosephK Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Thu 01-Aug-13 02:38 AM
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Or use the multi-selector just after half-pressing the shutter release. (To change the main focus point the camera needs to be in an "active" state.)

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grnzbra Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Sep 2011Thu 01-Aug-13 01:23 PM
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Which model camera? I understand some have some kind of lock that prevents the focusing spot from being accidentally changed, and some don't. My 5100 doesn't.

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Thu 01-Aug-13 07:42 PM
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On many Nikons there is a small lever on the back of the camera that controls a Focus Lock switch. When the indicator is turned to L - it locks the focus point and it cannot be moved. It's easy to nudge this indicator by mistake - I do that a few times a year.

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