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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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Re: AF area mode problem

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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Re: AF area mode problem

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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