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NNT Registered since 08th May 2013Wed 08-May-13 10:54 PM
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"New DSLR user, D7100 question"


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Bought a D7100 as my first DSLR about 2 weeks ago, been playing around with it and overall and very impress with this camera. Run into my first question and cant seems find the answer.
When switch to manual focus (M on lens and Af on body), I can still move the focus point using the "Multi selector" like in autofocus. correct me if I am wrong but in manual focus whats the purpose of setting the focus point since i am focusing manually? the only reason I can thing of is when using spot metering which it will use that focus point to meter off center subject, assume i am using Matrix metering does that focus point serve any purpose?


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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 2006Wed 08-May-13 11:22 PM
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Wed 08-May-13 11:25 PM by JosephK

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By moving the active focus point, you can have the camera check your focus by using the in-focus dot and range-finder arrows in the lower-left of the view finder.

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NNT Registered since 08th May 2013Thu 09-May-13 04:03 AM
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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 Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Thu 09-May-13 10:56 AM
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The focus point is used for metering. Even with Matrix metering, a higher weight is applied to the area with the focus point. The focus point is also the area that is "zoomed" when you are using Live View.


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