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Multi-point focus Q


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Patrick604 Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Jun 2012
Wed 04-Jul-12 07:10 AM

I have been using AF Nikon cameras since 1990, and have always gotten good focus accuracy using the center focus point and recomposing as needed. I found that multi-point focus with 5 points was helpful when using a tripod. But I can't figure out what I am supposed to do with 39 focus points. The camera never uses the correct spot, for example focusing on a nose instead of an eye for a portrait. With the possible exception of tracking moving objects, what good is it? Am I missing something here?