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M_Jackson Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Mon 08-Nov-10 10:03 PM
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"Spot focusing on a D7000"


Jackson, US
          

My D7000 just arrived and after charging the battery, I am getting to do my first shots around the yard. On my D300 bodies, I have three settings on the side of the body: CF, S, M and typically use S unless I have moving animals. When in the S mode, I toggle my focus points around to put one on the animal's eye or a specific spot in the scene. On the D7000, the S is missing with only AF and M available. Also, I usually have my D300 bodies set to spot focus unless shooting faster moving animals or birds.

I am now trying to figure out how to set this camera up to do something similar. I will probably figure it out soon, but seem to be missing a setting or two. Any quick advice would be appreciated.

M Jackson

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JPJ Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Aug 2009Mon 08-Nov-10 10:41 PM
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#1. "RE: Spot focusing on a D7000"
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Yeah, tricky Nikon put an actual push button on that AF/M switch. Hold it down and use the back dial to switch between AF-A, AF-S and AF-C. Also while holding that button down you can change between the different AF-C modes using the front dial.

I am well known for not reading the manual before I start to 'play' with new electronics. As I use spot focus 90% of the time (if not more) it was the first thing I started looking for...I almost had to crack open the manual and then I found the button.

Jason

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M_Jackson Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Tue 09-Nov-10 12:05 AM
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#2. "RE: Spot focusing on a D7000"
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Jackson, US
          

Hi Jason,
Thanks. Found it after to gave me the quick directions. It took a little experimenting to see I need to use the front dial to rotate the various autofocus options to spot focus. Not bad once you know to push that button.

I am used to hearing a beep once I get the focus locked, so I must have changed something else while searching for this adjustment. I have the beep turned on, so it must be one of the AF/L release adjustments I turned on.

Much better!

This camera body is a bit more narrow than the D300, so when I use the toggle button to change the focus point, I can feel the difference, especially when moving the point to the left. I shoot with my left eye, so my nose is slightly in the way for that maneuver. They packed a lot of features in a small area.

Thanks again,
Mike Jackson

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Jackson Hole, WY

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