Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Focus modes, part of Up and Running with the Nikon D600 and D610.
- Your camera's autofocus is pretty amazing.…Modern cameras can work with very low light,…and can often recognize your subject automatically.…Most of the time,…you'll want to rely on autofocus when shooting.…The autofocus mechanism can really work…in two different ways.…The first method is what you've already learned.…Simply press the shutter button half way,…and let the camera autofocus.…Once it's locked focus,…it'll then beep,…and the focus indicator will light up.…This means you're ready to shoot.…However, your camera can also continue…to track a moving subject for you.…
You learned about these focused points earlier.…To influence these,…you'll need to track the subject.…Your camera offers three different autofocus modes.…First, make sure that the autofocus switch is on.…Then, press the autofocus button…and turn the main command dial.…The display and view finder will update…to show you the autofocus mode you've selected.…AF-S or Single Servo Autofocus…works best for stationary subjects.…The focus locks when the shutter release button…
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
Foundations of Photography: Exposurewith Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
Up and Running with DSLR Filmmakingwith Chad Perkins1h 10m Appropriate for all
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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