Hi all! I'm hoping someone here can help me. I was shooting yesterday with my D7000, I always use back button focus on AF-S and it stopped working. In that the camera will focus but I can't get the little focus square to move any more. I tried switching to AF-A and AF-C and the little square till won't move. Is there anything I can try to get it to work again?
Also, it's not the back button itself, it still works for other things like scrolling through the menu.
I would first check that you don't have the Focus Selector Lock on. This is the small switch below the Multi-selector on the camera rear - if it is set to "L", then the Multi-selector can be used for menu access but not for moving the focus point.
Thank you SO much. That worked. I don't know how it got hit because it worked for one picture and not the next (must have bumped it somehow). I've not had the camera that long and I'm still figuring things out. Thanks again!!!
I have inadvertently hit the lock on occasions and am always puzzled for about 5 minutes until I go through my mental check list and then go DOH!!! Guess I should move that check higher up on the list.
Tue 30-Aug-11 04:56 AM | edited Tue 30-Aug-11 04:58 AM by Wellblessed
I got invited to be a second shooter in July and got home only to realize that I'd had my ISO at 6400. I thought my shutter speed was a bit on the fast side but again, new camera and my first one that could get anywhere close to 6400. I felt so stupid I almost couldn't sleep that night. Blessing 1 - the lovely de-noise preset I uploaded for Lightroom (which I'd just purchased and used all of one time before that night) worked beautifully and the family LOVED the photos. Blessing 2 - the only payment I received was an absolutely amazing Mexican meal at the end of the shoot. I'm SO not giving a refund on that one.
I really think I need to make a check list, laminate it and hang it off my camera strap.
When I was shooting, I got in my head a mental checklist to constantly check white balance, ISO, shutter speed and aperture. I was always saying that to myself so that any time I had a free moment I was checking those settings. It saved me more than once.
Thanks for the info on the lock. I haven't run into it yet, but it is good information to store away for when it does happen.
> >I have a friend who always uses the acronym WAIT. For White >balance, Aperture, ISO, and Time (shutter speed). So now I >generally remember to WAIT before I shoot. > >Good shooting, and WAIT. > >Dave
Wow - I heard that back in the Air Force too. Forgot about it. Great reminder. I am going to have to remember to do that!