Focus

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riman
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7 months ago

I am having trouble really understanding when and why I would use single, 9, 21 or 51 focus points. The manual seems to give some very nebulous talk about different situations in which the object is moving but I would like a more through explanation,. if anyone can help.  Maybe if I knew more about what the camera is doing, for example when I select a number of points but only one shows up in the viewfinder..?

also I have trouble seeing those focus points in dark situations.  I select Auto illumination but at night they are too dark..I think I am stuck with this..:( but I thought I would ask anyway

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In reply to riman, 7 months ago

Visit nikon' s digitutor site.  They have some informative videos there.

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In reply to riman, 7 months ago

Simple but pretty helpful

http://1000wordpics.blogspot.com/2013/07/nikon-autofocus-guide-d600-d7100-and.html

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In reply to Mako2011, 7 months ago

That is extremely helpful and quite probably sorts out my issue with Nikon.  A pity they cannot explain and summarise as well as you can

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In reply to ccnp, 7 months ago

ccnp wrote:

That is extremely helpful and quite probably sorts out my issue with Nikon. A pity they cannot explain and summarise as well as you can

THANK YOU

Not my work but Nikon could certainly learn from the gentleman who wrote it.

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In reply to riman, 7 months ago

Thanks everyone

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In reply to Mako2011, 7 months ago

Mako2011 wrote:

ccnp wrote:

That is extremely helpful and quite probably sorts out my issue with Nikon. A pity they cannot explain and summarise as well as you can

THANK YOU

Not my work but Nikon could certainly learn from the gentleman who wrote it.

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Thanks, I'll take the compliment! Also, I'm the sort that learns by explaining (or trying to explain); sometimes I don't "get it" until I force myself to put it to words.

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