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Nikon D7000 Focus Points

Linda Roina , Nov 12, 2010; 08:50 p.m.

I have the Nikon D7000 with the kit lens attached. Why am I unable to choose various focus points. All I get is 11 points and 39 points. Is it because of the lens?


Shun Cheung , Nov 12, 2010; 09:17 p.m.

Linda, could you please clarify your question?

Also, try this: set that AF/M switch just below the lens release button to AF. Hold down the button on that switch and turn your main-command dial until it shows AF-A in the top LCD pannel. Once you are in AF-A mode, continue to hold down that AF/M button and rotate the sub-command dial; you can now select among 1 point, 9, 21, 39 and 39-3D modes.

William Pahnelas , Nov 13, 2010; 06:35 a.m.

i don't have a D7000, but other nikon DSLRs i have used have a switch at the top, right-hand corner of the rear LCD display that locks and unlocks the ability to choose focus points. the switch has a dot and the the letter L -- and you need to choose the dot position to be able to move among focus points. hope this helps.

Philip Tam , Nov 15, 2010; 08:46 p.m.

Expanding on what Shun said:
1. On the bottom left of the camera (when you're holding it like you're about to shoot), there's a AF/M lever with a button on it. Hold that button down. If you turn one command dial it switches AF modes (AF-S, AF-C, AF-A). If you turn the other command dial, it switches AF-Area mode. Turn it until you see a single point on the top right LCD. This switches off AF-Area-Auto mode: you can't select AF points if it's in AF-Area-Auto.
2. Next to the back LCD, there's a lever with an L/* on the back. It's right under the menu multi selector (under the "OK" button). Turn the lever until you select the dot *. This is the AF-point lock. Obviously you have to have the lock off to move AF-points.

Kayode Martins , Dec 25, 2010; 07:23 a.m.

@Philip Tam Thanks abunch man, was already getting frustrated with this new baby. Figured it out now thanks to you chief, many many thanks

ARNAB DASGUPTA , Jun 01, 2011; 08:33 a.m.

I cant able to move focusing point at the top LCD..can anyone please tell me how to do this??

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