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Nikon D70 Manual: Custom Setting 3: Af-area Mode

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Custom Setting 3: AF-Area Mode

To choose how the focus area is selected when
the focus-mode selector is set to AF, highlight AF-
area mode in the CSM menu (
the multi selector to the right. Press the multi
selector up or down to highlight an option, then
press to the right to make a selection.
Option
User selects focus area manually (
era focuses on subject in selected focus area
only. Use for relatively static com po si tions with
Single
sub jects that will stay in selected focus area.
area
1, 2
Also recommended with telephoto lenses or
when subject is poorly lit.
User selects focus area manually (
camera uses information from multiple focus
areas to de ter mine focus. If sub ject leaves se-
lected focus area even briefl y, cam era will focus
Dynamic
based on in for ma tion from oth er focus areas
1
area
(focus area selected in viewfi nder does not
change). Use when fol low ing erratically moving subjects and in oth er
situations in which it is diffi cult to keep subject in se lect ed focus area.
Camera automatically selects focus area con-
taining subject closest to camera; active focus
area highlighted when camera focuses (
If sub ject leaves active focus area, cam era will
focus based on in for ma tion from oth er focus
Closest
areas. When AF-S is selected for Custom Set-
subjct
3, 4
ting 2 (Autofocus;
Prevents out-of-focus shots when photographing erratically moving
subjects.
1 Control panel and viewfi nder shown with center focus area selected.
2 Default for P, S, A, M, and
area when mode dial rotated to
3 Default for
,
Closest subjct when mode dial rotated to
4 Active focus area displayed in control panel and viewfi nder when camera focuses.
140
139), focus will lock once camera has focused.
modes. Custom Setting 3 automatically reset to Single
.
,
,
,
, and
modes. Custom Setting 3 automatically reset to
135) and press
Description
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