When I press shutter release I get the beep and the focus points/line flash on, same length time as the beep. Just flash. In Daves book, pg 226 under custom setting menu I have selected (F) controls, then selected OK button (shooting mode) and last screen 3 I select "Highlight active focus point."
I understand the points and lines should show up in red. when I press the OK button. Nothing doing for me. Is the problem me or the camera? I have setting to use 39 points and they do not show. Do I have my settings wrong somewhere else?
On previous cameras, this usually happens when you are in one of the more sophisticated AF modes, such as dynamic area AF or auto area AF. I don't know what the equivalent things are in the D600, but look for things like that in the AF section of the custom settings.
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Thanks Brian, but still having my problems. The auto focus menu seems huge. I keep trying different combinations. Cannot see the focus points,after they flash red then all gone except the center point in black. I work with it until I get tired and frustrated. I am thinking about going back to the defaults the camera started with and add feature and test after each addition.
Assuming the D600 works like all the older cameras, you will never see all 39 points at the same time. The one highlighted point is the only point (single mode) or the group center point (dynamic modes). The only time more than one point might be lighted is in 3D-tracking mode.
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Thanks to all you guys. You got me to looking in right places. I finally pulled my D80 out of the drawer where I put it when I got the D600. On the D80 I had the focus points shown and I could move the single point around. My mind thought I could do same on the 600. Not So!
I thought the red illumination would stay on when I pushed the OK button because I had selected "Highlight active focus point. Not So!
A long time ago (35 years) I went around my State with a couple of Hasselblads and 3 lens (one was 500MM I even used with 2X extender) creating a state calendar.. Only worried about focus, aperture, speed, compose. Great calendar but champagne product in a beer market. Had in all major bookstores.
What a difference, now I have one book (547 pages) for one camera! I'm old and slow. A large screen with a mouse and a keyboard connected might help.
Thanks again to each of you and thankful to be a Nikonian.