My Best AF settings for D7000

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My Best AF settings for D7000
Dec 12, 2011

After a good amount of testing different AF settings of my D7000, I have settled on some settings that give me the most versatile AF mode with the most accurate results . I find this method superior to the AF-ON mode.
Set AF mode to AF-C
a1 AF-C priority set to* Focus* (this is very important!).
a3 Set to OFF .
a6 Number of focus points = 39
f5 Assign AEL/AFL button to AF lock only .

I choose the number of AF points base on the requirements of my subject.

  • 1 or 9 points for static objects.

  • 9 points for slow or predictable direction moving subjects.

  • 21 points for erratic moving subjects (like hummingbirds), that only fill a small portion of the scene.

With this AF set-up, keep your shutter button half pressed so the lens continuously adjusts focus until you actually fully depress the shutter. Focus and re-compose is accomplished by pushing and holding down the AFL button after subject focus is achieved.

I hope some will find these AF settings suggestions helpful to achieve more reliable AF results.

Best regards,
Jon

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Nikon D7000 Nikon D5100 Nikon 1 V1 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR +10 more
Nikon D7000 Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5
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