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radwar Registered since 28th Feb 2009Sun 19-Dec-10 09:08 PM
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"Sticky center focus?"


Cupertino, US
          

I know it was not there earlier, now when I look through the viewfinder the center focus point is always there without pressing any buttons. thoughts?

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Gamecocks Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jul 2010Sun 19-Dec-10 09:41 PM
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#1. "RE: Sticky center focus?"
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Sun 19-Dec-10 09:43 PM by Gamecocks

Joanna, US
          

Not certain if this is what you are talking about but every since I've had my 7k the very center of the viewfinder has a very small circle that is somewhat lighter than the surrounding area. It appears to have no effect on the results so I'm not concerned. Once the camera is on and I focus, the focus point is where I have selected it to be in "single point AF". Might try another position to see what happens or a reset?

John

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radwar Registered since 28th Feb 2009Sun 19-Dec-10 10:19 PM
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#2. "RE: Sticky center focus?"
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Cupertino, US
          

>Not certain if this is what you are talking about but every
>since I've had my 7k the very center of the viewfinder has a
>very small circle that is somewhat lighter than the
>surrounding area. It appears to have no effect on the results
>so I'm not concerned. Once the camera is on and I focus, the
>focus point is where I have selected it to be in "single
>point AF". Might try another position to see what
>happens or a reset?
>
>John

in my case it is not a circle. it is a focus point which is always there...

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UrbanXC Registered since 19th Nov 2010Sun 19-Dec-10 10:21 PM
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Arlington, US
          

Now that you mention it, I see it in my viewfinder also. It's there in all modes and even when the camera is off. Looks like it is part of the pattern on the focusing screen. In which case it would have no effect on the focusing of the camera.

  

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radwar Registered since 28th Feb 2009Sun 19-Dec-10 10:52 PM
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Cupertino, US
          

>Now that you mention it, I see it in my viewfinder also.
>It's there in all modes and even when the camera is off.
>Looks like it is part of the pattern on the focusing screen.
>In which case it would have no effect on the focusing of the
>camera.

I am getting confused by this thing. I am not sure what you are talking about which stays when the camera is off. Are you talking about the outline where the AF points are inside? I am talking about a specific AF point one of the 39 AF points which always shows up highlighted. I After switching modes from AF-S. AF-A and AF-C I saw it dissapear.. but then I was looking through the view finder and moving it around, I see it appear sometimes and then go away... I *did not* have the shutter released pressed/half way or anything, my finger was not even on it.

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Gamecocks Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jul 2010Sun 19-Dec-10 11:08 PM
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#5. "RE: Sticky center focus?"
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Joanna, US
          

I regret if I caused you some confusion as I was trying to make certain I understood your problem. So, what you are experiencing is a "single" focus point that will continue showing in the viewfinder no matter if the camera is on or off; yet, at times it will disappear? Does the focus point stay in the same position in the viewfinder?

John

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radwar Registered since 28th Feb 2009Sun 19-Dec-10 11:33 PM
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#6. "RE: Sticky center focus?"
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Cupertino, US
          

The single AF point comes on only when the camera is switched on.. From what I see it sometimes come on and goes off depending on what you are looking at.

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radwar Registered since 28th Feb 2009Sun 19-Dec-10 11:38 PM
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Cupertino, US
          

I wonder if I have the AF thing all wrong.. What would be the expected behavior if I have the AF in Auto 3d mode and AF-A mode on.?

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Gamecocks Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jul 2010Mon 20-Dec-10 12:04 AM
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#8. "RE: Sticky center focus?"
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Mon 20-Dec-10 12:05 AM by Gamecocks

Joanna, US
          

Seejo,

Unless I'm totally mistaken, when the camera is turned on a focus point is automatically shown in the viewfinder. If you have it set for a single point (or multiple points), in any particular area, and turn the camera off, when you turn the camera on again the point will be where you had it last. At least, that's the way it is on my 7k and D70s. This is without touching the shutter button. Good luck.

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John

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radwar Registered since 28th Feb 2009Mon 20-Dec-10 05:18 AM
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#9. "RE: Sticky center focus?"
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Cupertino, US
          

Hmn... for AF-A I see one point highlighted, but for AF-S I don't see it.. I don't remember seeing this behavior for my D90 though..

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#10. "RE: Sticky center focus?"
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Paignton, GB
          

>From what I see it sometimes come on and goes off
>depending on what you are looking at.

Custom Setting a4 controls how the active AF point is highlighted. With a4 set to "Auto", the AF point is lit up in red when the background is dark. Check page 209 in the D7000 manual for details.

Brian
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radwar Registered since 28th Feb 2009Tue 21-Dec-10 03:05 PM
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#11. "RE: Sticky center focus?"
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Cupertino, US
          

Thanks for the pointer.. for a moment I thought i had lost it..

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