Join Steve Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Single-point autofocus configuration, part of Nikon D500: Tips and Techniques.
- The first AF area mode that I wanna talk about…might be the most important to a lot of photographers,…and it's called single point auto focus.…I press and hold the AF button on the side here,…I turn the front ring until I get the single point icon…on the back, but most importantly you'll see…in the view finder it will have an S for single,…and really that's where you wanna make the changes…because you wanna have your eye to the view finder…as much as possible and not miss at any action.…We have 153 points in this Nikon D500…and I choose a single point, well why is that.…
It's because single point is the most precise.…Single point is the most precise.…I have 153 points, I have 55 selectable points,…I can move them around the view finder…and choose whichever point I want.…Whichever point I end up with…and if I hit the AF on button…I let go to lock and shoot,…that is where the focus is gonna be.…It's the most precise…because it only relies on one point.…
I use it all the time because often I'm in situations…where things are not moving that fast,…
In this course, photographer, author, and educator Steve Simon offers tips, strategies, and tutorials for you to get the most out of your D500. He also calls out techniques that apply to the Nikon D5, so you can transition between both cameras.
- Configuring back button autofocus
- Using dynamic autofocus points
- Understanding advanced autofocus features
- Controlling exposure
- Maximizing auto ISO
- Configuring Live View mode