Press the shutter-release button halfway. The camera will automatically
select the focus area containing the subject closest to the camera (closest
beep will sound, the selected focus area will be highlighted (
in-focus indicator (●) will appear in the viewﬁ nder (see table below). If the
subject moves out of the selected focus area before the camera has focused,
the camera will focus based on information from other focus areas.
If the subject is dark, the AF-assist illuminator (
to assist in the focus operation. To focus on a subject that does not fall in
any of the ﬁ ve focus frames, use focus lock (
to do if the camera is unable to focus using autofocus, see "Getting Good
Results with Autofocus" (
140). Once the camera has focused on this subject, a
Subject in focus (beep will sound when camera has focused).
Camera unable to focus using autofocus.
72) will light automatically
70). For information on what
8), and the