GF1 - using ISO and AF-mode buttons while in 1-Area focus mode

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GF1 - using ISO and AF-mode buttons while in 1-Area focus mode
May 17, 2010

I was actually going to ask a question on how to resolve the issue, but before I typed it up I played around and found the answer. Decided to write it down here in case anybody else is wondering.

If the Custom Menu [page-2] Direct AF Area is ON and
Auto-Focus mode is set to 1-Area focus

using any of the four "direction" buttons around the center Menu/Set button will result in moving of the focusing area around the screen. Nikon interface has a switch called Focus Lock for that (which I find much more meaningful than Direct AF Area).

I found this to be extremely irritating. The easy solution is to set Direct AF Area to OFF and use the Focus/Then Frame maneuver. Otherwise the 4 key buttons become useless.

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