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single point focus -recompose question

geneluck

Reading, UK
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geneluck Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Oct 2004
Sat 02-Mar-13 08:22 PM

Sorry but I am new to the D800 , I searched the forum also found interesting info at
http://photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00bIeZ , but I am still confused.
I am used to the D700 where for static subjects I focus on a particular point, then recompose and press the shutter.

with the D800:
I set AF activation to AF-ON only and AF-S priority selection to FOCUS but I read that with the D800, the priority to FOCUS is ignored unless I set AF activation to shutter/AF-ON.
If I set AF activation to shutter/AF-ON ,press the AF-ON and recompose:
1- do I have to press and release or keep AF-ON pressed until I press the shutter release?
2- from the article above, it looks like I should focus on my single point by pressing and releasing AF-ON, then recompose and press the release button (if AF activation is set to Shutter/AF-ON) then is there a risk that I cause the camera to focus again if I do not press fast enough???
should I set the AF acitvation to AF-ON only or not?
should I press once the AF-On or keep it pressed until I take the shot?
Any help welcome.
Jean-luc

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