The camera is set folr 39 points on AF yet in the viewfinder at the top of camera I don't see the 39 pattern displayed. All I see is a single dot rather than the 39 dot grid. This makes me think it is set correctly. When I first got the camera I remember seeing the 39 grid displayed.
Looks like I screwed something up and I have the Nikon User manual and a Nikon D7000 field guide and can't seem to find the answer to a very simple problem.
If you made changes you can go to the "Recent Settings" menu and it will show the last change made. If this doesn't work, then reset to the original settings; or go through the menu and check for menu settings that have an * as these settings have been changed.
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Sat 19-Mar-11 12:10 AM | edited Sat 19-Mar-11 12:21 AM by b1234s
I guess the basic question is how to change the AF Focus points (31 to 8 , etc) Here is the screen that shows the single AF focus point. I reset the camera to default settings and the display remains the same.
There is an AF mode button in the center of focus mode selector switch on the front of the camera - the switch that changes the camera from AF to M focus. While looking through the view finder, press that button in and rotate the main command dial until you see AFA or AFC. Then, continuing to press the button, rotate the sub-command dial on the front of the camera to change the dynamic area focus points from 9 to 21 to 39 or 3d. As you do that, you will see the number of focus boxes in the viewfinder increase or decrease. You will also see the number of boxes selected on the top LCD (that you have posted a picture of here).
Of course, the most important thing is knowing why you are making a particular selection. I keep the manual in close reach when I am learning a new camera. When it comes to focus, you need to memorize pages 93-100 of the manual - really. I mean REALLY.
Sat 19-Mar-11 04:39 PM | edited Sat 19-Mar-11 04:58 PM by briantilley
Tried this and it does not work. Nothing changes when I hold the AF mode button down and I rotate the main command dial. AFA or AFC does not appear. The only change I get is an arrow appears on the left side, first one then a 2nd one but no AFA or AFC. It appears to me that the camera may be defective and I may need to call Nikon support as it is brand new.
Sat 19-Mar-11 06:10 PM | edited Sat 19-Mar-11 06:11 PM by chris_platt
Your camera may be defective, but that will also happen if the mode selector switch is in the M position for manual focus. Rotating the command dial in that case will have no effect. The arrows are the camera's indication to you that the subject is not in focus. An arrow on the left side means the focus point is between the subject and the camera and the camera wants you to manually adjust the focus. The appearance of those arrows suggests that the camera may be set in manual focus mode. You may have done that inadvertently while trying to hold the AF mode button down.
Sat 19-Mar-11 06:25 PM | edited Sat 19-Mar-11 06:40 PM by briantilley
Yes, we tried everything while I had support on the phone. The problem seemed to be the FAF button on the left side of the camera. When you push it in nothing happens. He actually had a D7000 in front of him as well. As to exchange, I purchased it from Amazon in Dec. They only give you 30 days to return so I will be returning it to Nikon for repair or replacement.
Sun 20-Mar-11 12:50 PM | edited Sun 20-Mar-11 01:28 PM by briantilley
Yes, we tried this just as you recommend. Nikon said you should "feel" a click when you depress the button in the center of the AF switch. I can push the button in but cannot feel a click so they think this button is defective.