Join Steve Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding single-point autofocus, part of Performance Tuning the Nikon D5500.
- Okay, single point, auto area mode.…You know, you paid for 39 AF points in your D5500,…why use just one?…Well, I'll tell you.…Single point is the most precise, that's why.…Single point is the most precise.…You know, in this photo of the dogs,…I took my single point and I moved the priority sensor…so that it was over the dog on the right,…the one closest to me, and I focused on his eye,…and I knew, by pressing the back button…and letting go to lock and then shooting…his eye would be sharp and that's where…the focus was going to go.…
It's really important to be able…to get what you want in focus,…and single point is the most precise.…One of the things about single point,…especially with back button is,…when you go out shooting, if it's not moving,…you have time to move your priority sensor…to exactly where you want the focus to be,…you focus, you can let go to lock…and then take the picture.…And by the way, if you forget to let go,…and it's going to try and track,…but because it's not moving, it's just going to stay sharp,…
In this course, photographer and educator Steve Simon demonstrates a set of customization strategies aimed at making a Nikon D5500 camera far more responsive and effective. That way, you can focus on composition and artistic expression, and let your Nikon handle the rest.
- Configuring the autofocus options
- Reviewing dynamic mode
- Understanding exposure modes
- Maximizing live view
- Zeroing out the camera to start fresh