Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Autofocus basics, part of Learning the Nikon D600 and D610.
- 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 halfway down.…There is a halfway 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 viewfinder…and on the monitor screen.…When ready, the focus indicator will also light up…and the camera makes a small beep.…(beeping)…Now, press the shutter the rest…
Want to get up and running even faster? Check out the "Quick Start" chapter to learn how to use your D600 or D610 straight out of the box.
- Powering up and shooting with the scene modes
- Reviewing the lens controls
- Changing image format and size
- Adjusting ISO and exposure compensations
- Using Flexible Program mode
- Shooting in continuous low-speed, high-speed, and quiet-shutter-release modes
- Switching between metering modes
- Shooting with flash
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look
3. Shooting in Programmed Auto Mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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