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JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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"RE: Autofocus question"

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 2006
Thu 22-Aug-13 07:50 PM

>I am shooting AF-S, Single focus point .
>So when I press the shutter halfway and
>toggle the focus point to where I want it to focus.
>I keep the shutter press halfway and recompose

>But the focus point doesn't lock on my original spot when I take
>the picture. What am I doing wrong?

I broke your steps into separate lines, which suggest some missing steps (or just assumptions about them being there). The way I would explain it is like this:
- Tap the shutter button to activate the AF system (release the button).
- Move the focus point to the desired point.
- Align your focus point and subject.
- Half press (and hold) the shutter button to lock focus.
- Recompose the framing (still holding).
- Full press the shutter to take the picture.

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

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