Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Autofocus basics, part of Learning the Nikon D5200 and D5300.
- One of your camera's most remarkable…features is its ability to automatically focus.…This is often faster and more accurate…than you could do by hand.…Keep in mind, though, that autofocus isn't perfect.…And you may need to adjust the…settings to get the result you want.…Or, even turn it off from…time to time, if it's acting up.…Be sure to watch Ben Long's course…called Foundations of Photography: Exposure…to learn more about shooting with autofocus.…In order to get good results with autofocus,…you need to know how to use it.…After framing a shot, I press my…shutter button half-way down.…
There is a half-way point that I can feel.…If needed, the flash might pop up.…The camera will also autofocus.…When this process is complete,…the camera shows you the exposure settings…it thinks are right, such as shutter speed…and aperture for the scene.…This information will show up…on the view finder and on the monitor screen.…When ready, the focus indicator will also…light up and the camera makes a small beep.…(beep)…- Now, press the shutter the…
- Getting ready to shoot
- Shooting in scene modes
- Working with the built-in flash
- Changing ISO
- Focusing with modes or by hand
- Understanding shutter release mode
- Switching metering modes
- Shooting with an external flash
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look at the Camera
3. Shooting in Programmed Auto Mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
Using the self-timer2m 20s
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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