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Nikon D4: AF-area mode selector switch gone - how to set to "auto area"?

pboehi

Altstaetten, CH
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pboehi Registered since 04th Jul 2009
Fri 06-Apr-12 02:12 PM

On the Nikon D4, they took away from us the AF-area mode selector on the back (to select single-point AF, dynamic area-AF and auto-area AF) and the switch to select M, AF-S and AF-C focussing on the front. Now we need two hands and/or a trip to the menus, to switch those settings, which to me is clearly a step backwards.

What I couldn't figure out despite a trip to the fine manual: How do you set "auto-area" focussing on the D4?

So far you are supposed to move single focus points around, both in AF-S and AF-C modes, while in one mode (S) the focus is set, in the other (C) the focus point moves dynamically with your subject, which bascially is fine with me. But where the heck is the "auto-area" mode that frees you from the need to choose your focus point?

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