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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon D5000/D3000 series (Public) topic #8552
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Photofisch Silver Member  Seminole, US  Nikonian since 26th Jun 2013 Wed 31-Jul-13 10:07 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   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Wed 31-Jul-13 10:31 PM
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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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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 Thu 01-Aug-13 03:38 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  Springfield, US  Nikonian since 28th Sep 2011 Thu 01-Aug-13 02:23 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 Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community   Atlanta, US  Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005 Thu 01-Aug-13 08:42 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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