How to Use Autofocus Area Modes on the Nikon D800


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Exploring autofocus area modes

Your D800 has 51 autofocus points that it can choose from when it's trying to determine focus. How it chooses those focus points depends upon a combination of the focus mode that you're in and the autofocus area mode that you have selected. I'm currently in Single-Servo Autofocus. That's what this AF-S is right here. I am also in Single-Point Autofocus Area mode. That's what this little bracket here is. That's supposed to like a single focus point inside my frame.

What that means is that there is one focus point in my scene. By default it's in the dead center of my frame. And I can move it around if I need to, as you'll see in the next movie. But it's only going to focus right there. So when I half press, it focuses on that point. Now, right now that point is right between those two cameras, and so it's not going to be able to focus. I can also, in Single-Servo Autofocus mode, choose an Automatic Focus Point Selection. If I press my AF button over here ...

Exploring autofocus area modes
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Exploring autofocus area modes provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Shooting with the Nikon D800

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