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AF area mode problem

My D50 AF area mode is normally set on Dynamic area, but if I switch to M, A, S, P or any other setting, when I go back to Auto the area mode is now set to Closest Subject. I have to go into the menu and reset it to Dynamic area every time I use Auto. I am also finding that the flash pops up and fires even in bright sunlight. I have to set it to no flash to prevent this, every time I turn the camera on.

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  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    What is the best mode to use. Single area, dynamic, or closest subject? I shoot with nikon.

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I had the same problem and just changed the setting on both the camera and an attached lens to 'A' (from M) and it enabled those menus in the custom settings.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

  • no51 Jan 10, 2009

    I had the same problem and just changed the setting on both the camera and an attached lens to 'A' (from M) and it enabled those menus in the custom settings.

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To answer your flash question...the Nikon flash system fires the flash when the camera thinks the picture will be too contrasty without the flash. You can Google for "fill flash" to learn more. This is usually beneficial; if not, holding the flash button and turning the main dial will cycle through flash options on the top screen.

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