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  1. #11
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    Re: Focus points

    More is better, but most important is the cross type. I shoot sports and the more cross types available is always better for maintaining focus with high speed action and it allows for a bigger focus area.

    So more is better but more cross type is more better


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  2. #12
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    Re: Focus points

    Quote Originally Posted by Moab Man View Post
    More is better, but most important is the cross type. I shoot sports and the more cross types available is always better for maintaining focus with high speed action and it allows for a bigger focus area.

    So more is better but more cross type is more better

    That is why I like my D750. 51 focus points with the 15 in the 3 center rows being cross-type sensors. You are right that more is better so we can move around where we want the one we are using. I do change over to more points when shooting BIF but even that can get confusing if there are a lot of birds flying around.

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  3. #13
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    Re: Focus points

    Hi Wayne,
    I feel pretty stupid after using my 2 D700's for several years now, and always on single point focus, I have just purchased a D810, and for the life of me I can not set it to single point focus.
    I think I am losing it, but can you steer me in the right direction for setting my focus to single? Thank you

  4. #14
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    Re: Focus points

    Quote Originally Posted by DJWPhotos View Post
    Hi Wayne,
    I feel pretty stupid after using my 2 D700's for several years now, and always on single point focus, I have just purchased a D810, and for the life of me I can not set it to single point focus.
    The new models solved the problem of the AF-C and AF-S switch being changed accidentally. Now we Hold the button there while adjusting it.

    I have a D800 instead of D810, but see D810 manual, pages 91 and 92. Page 91 says to Hold the AF button (shown there, below the lens release button), and while holding, rotate the front wheel to see the display choices shown there, and interpreted on page 92.

    The A8 menu selects the number of possible choices selected with the select buttons when unlocked.
    It is still single point, but one of many possible points in the finder (fine vs coarse positioning).

  5. #15
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    Re: Focus points

    Found it!
    Thanks so much!

  6. #16
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    Re: Focus points

    Don, how do you move the points around?

  7. #17
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    Re: Focus points

    Quote Originally Posted by DrKewel1 View Post
    Don, how do you move the points around?

    Welcome!


    Sorry to say, Don passed away last year.

    Use the arrows on the rear dial to move the focus points around.





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