D500 - Dynamic Area AF and Playback focus points

Started 9 months ago | Questions thread
Jimusny Senior Member • Posts: 2,091
Re: D500 - Dynamic Area AF and Playback focus points

pe1125 wrote:

This got my curiosity up, so I did a test with my D500. I found that the information of what focus point was actually used IS stored in the Exif information, it's just that the camera playback and View-NXi don't show it.

Nikon's MakerNotes in the photo exif information stores both PrimaryAFPoint and AFPointsUsed. With a fixed center initial focus point for dynamic 153 point AF mode I was able to capture photos where the AFPointsUsed was different. You could see that with exiftool, but it does not show up in camera playback nor with View-NXi. Same thing with group mode, by the way.


there are lightroom and PS plugins that will show you in post what it used as well

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