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csgaraglino Silver Member Charter MemberWed 17-Nov-10 09:11 PM
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"Autofocus Mode and Point Selection Explained"


Colorado Springs, US
          

Thanks for Jason in the thread at http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=329&topic_id=1641 for bringing to light where to set these features.

This totally jacked me up - so I wanted to take a moment to show how to make these changes.

This information is found on Page 94 - 96 of the user manual.

To change from AF/C, AF/S and AF/A: hold the center of the Focus Mode Selector Switch (AF M switch), called the AF-Mode Button and rotate the Main Command Dial (rear).

To change the Autofocus Area Mode (Single-point AF, 9-point Dynamic, Etc.) hold the center of the Focus Mode Selector Switch (AF M switch) and rotate the Sub-Command Dial (front).



Hope this helps!

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Chris Sgaraglino
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wmarson Registered since 17th Nov 2010Wed 17-Nov-10 09:19 PM
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Thanks Chris. If using one of the U1/U2 modes, will this method still work? Or, do the internal menu settings saved to U1/U2 override this somehow?

- Bill

  

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csgaraglino Silver Member Charter MemberWed 17-Nov-10 09:24 PM
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Colorado Springs, US
          

Good question, I don't use the "Banks" on my D700 so I don't see a need (for me) to use U1/U2?

Hopefully someone who does use them will post the answer here?

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Robman3 Gold Member Nikonian since 12th Apr 2010Wed 17-Nov-10 11:31 PM
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West of Santa Monica, US
          

The next question was answered, single focus set up is where?

Got that now, so thanks so much Chris, getting used to the hot buttons for on the fly.

BTW, I was just in Samy's in CC, CA and was buying the Zoom H4N for off camera 24/96 Broadcast Wave file capture (to be synched later) as the on board mic, does such a great job time stamping the whirring and clicking as an under bed to anything audio.

They were just allotting the six D7K's just received on pre-order, two were picked up while I was standing there, and my second one (for my nephew/assistant) is among them, which I'll grab tomorrow.

He's stoked.

This machine is exciting and fraught with state of the art potential.

Rob

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dhmiller Silver Member Nikonian since 19th May 2009Thu 18-Nov-10 02:45 AM
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Sounds like you're working with video. Which auto-focus area mode (Single-point AF, 9-point Dynamic, etc.) do you prefer for video, or does it really depend on the subject/ How about a moving subject (walker, dancer, and such?) I'm not having much luck keeping focus with my 70-300 VR II.
Best,
Dennis

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Chris Ross Leong Registered since 18th Nov 2010Thu 18-Nov-10 06:01 PM
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Good questions!
Look forward to much discussion in this new arena!
Cheers
Chris

  

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