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Nikon D300 Problem

Camera is only few months old. Several times while shooting I would loose auto focus. I have checked all settings with the Manual, making sure they are in default, or back to factory settings. I just don't have a clue, Of course mind you I am still not 100% knowledgable with this camera. It takes quite some time. I am still operating in " P " Programmed Auto Mode after a few months. Help ! Any clues would be most appreciated
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Try shooting in manual or aperture priority mode, make sure that the csm selector knob is set to S

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