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Focusing 2 i have taken two snaps   1.By using auto focus and the other manual  when i've taken a pic in af mode am not able to focus small objects manually.Is there a way??? if so kindly suggest...

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If it's anything like my D80 there's no way to do that. Would be nice if there was.

Posted on Dec 07, 2007


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What does d 72 mean on nikon d500 screen. I can see this symbol when I depress the AF button . Also cannot change from AF - c to Af-s

All your questions are in regard to AUTO FOCUS MODE which is described very nicely in the manual. For d 72 that is Dynamic 72 point focus. That is on page 106 of your manual. The AF-C and AF-S are the focus areas. AF-S is single focus for stationary objects. AF-C is continuous where what you are shooting is moving. This is described on page 101 in your manual.

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My Nikon Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S for Digital SLR lens does not seem to auto focus well. Sometimes the lens will focus and unfocus and refocus constinely. Is this normal??

You did not say which camera body you are using, but you probably have three different auto-focus modes on you camera. You might be using the wrong one.

The modes are as follows:
AF-A Mode: Camera automatically selects single-servo autofocus when AF-A subject is stationary, continuous-servo autofocus when subject is moving. Shutter can only be released if camera is able to focus. AF-S Mode: For stationary subjects. Focus locks when shutter-release button AF-S is pressed halfway. Shutter can only be released when in-focus indicator is displayed.
AF-C Mode: For moving subjects. Camera focuses continuously while AF-C shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Photographs can be taken even when in-focus indicator is not displayed.

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The D90 has three different autofocus modes. In the AF-S mode it will not shoot until it has focused. In the AF-C mode it will shoot when you press the shutter release button even if has not focused. In the AF-A mode the camera switches between the AF-S and AF-C modes so either can apply.Also, bear in mind that the camera doesn't really know what you're taking a picture of. It may focus on something other than your subject. If you're in the single-area AF mode then you control which of the eleven focus points the camera uses. In any of the dynamic-area AF modes the camera decides.For full details on how the various modes work, please consult your manual. You might also check out the Nikon D90 video tutorial.

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Hi I bought my canon 1000d on september 2009 and a year later the autofocus doesnt want to work. In the viewfinder on the far right a number 9 has a green dot flashing next to it. Please help!! Ruthven...

The 9 you see is the maximum "burst" which is (pictures made in rapid succession) and is not an issue with your problem at this time the flashing green dot is the in focus confirmation light and it's good that you are seeing this as we will use it to remedy the problem.

Manual focus switch
Diagram here
What I want you to do is put the AF-MF switch in the manual mode if it's already in manual mode then that was your problem switch to AF and go take some pictures. If it's in AF mode switch to MF make sure teh camera is on and look through the viewfinder at a subject say 15 feet (4.5 meters) away something that has contrast then turn the manual focus ring on the camera slowly until it appears to your ey that it's coming into focus when it's in focus the green light will come on solid, now you know what you are looking for focus an several different objects at different distances and focus manually. Now switch the lens over to AF (auto focus) and focus on the same thing but let the camera do the focusing What auto focus will not focus on in something with little or no contrast like water clear blue sky a painted wall mirror chrome glass and a few other things.
Here is another diagram to check make sure you are in the correct mode.
Now for the focus point in the viewfinder make sure it's in the center position.
To adjust the focus point do this
Once you have the camera set to the center focus point and the correct AF mode (one shot) auto focus should return to your camera. Have fun Robert from London Ontario Canada

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My kodak m340 makes some clicking noise when taking videos, when i play it, i can hear the clicking in the background

The auto focus is what makes the sound. When the camera is in auto mode the sound can not be taken off. For videos and all other options on the top dial the sound can be taken away. Simply go into any mode on the top of the camera except auto; I chose video. click on the menu button and scroll down to AF CONTROL. Change from CONTINUOUS AF to SINGLE AF. This will knock out the auto focus from making that clicking sound while taking a video. The auto focus is the main component to the camera so it's really nice to have on all other dial settings; JUST NOT VIDEO!! :) Hope this helps you guys!

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My camera does not autofocus

Check if you have any of following issues
1. Lens is not AF or AF-S
2. Try flicking the lens switch from A to M and back to A again, might solve any contact issues
3. In the menu system also you can navigate to select the manual or auto focussing. if this got set to 'Manual' mode by mistake the camera will not autofocus even if the lens switch is in Auto mode.

Oct 03, 2009 | Nikon D60 Digital Camera

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Nikkon d50 wont auto focus

the D50 will only auto focus with an AF-S lens...make sure you are using an AF-S lens.

Also, check the swithc on the lens is set to "A" not "M" ...

Also, in the menu, check you set the camera as autofocus, not manual focus

Jun 07, 2008 | Nikon Cameras

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Auto focus mode

One Shot AF will focus on something and stop the AF process. One Shot AF will not fire the shutter until the lens is in focus with something. This AF mode is available in some PIC modes, like Macro mode, I think. AI Servo AF will not lock the focus, and if the subject or the camera moves, the camera will continue to seek a sharp focus. Servo AF will allow the shutter to fire whether in focus on not. This is mode only available in the Sports PIC mode. AI Focus starts out in One Shot AF, but if it detects subject movement it switches to AI Servo. It does not switch back to One Shot unless you release the shutter button and start over. This mode is available in P, Tv, Av, M and probably some PIC modes. The DRebel defaults to the AI Focus in most modes but switches very easily into Servo. Much easier than any other EOS camera I've used. In fact, too easily for most people. For example if the camera locks focus and you them move the focus manually (only on lenses with FTM), or sometimes if you zoom, or even pan the camera; all of these can force the camera to switch to Servo when you don't really want it to. The Wasia (Russian) firmware hack can force the camera to stay in One Shot, but it can't force the camera to start out in Servo.

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Switching from auto to manual focus

AF/MF (Auto Focus/Manual Focus) * The AF/MF function works in CAMERA, M.REC mode only. * In most situations, it is better to use the automatic focus feature, as it enables you to concentrate on the creative side of your recording. * Manual focusing may be necessary under certain conditions that make automatic focusing difficult and/or unreliable. Auto Focusing * If you are inexperienced in the use of camcorders, we recommend that you make use of Auto Focus. Manual Focusing In the following situations, you may obtain better results by adjusting the focus manually: * A picture containing several objects, some close to the camcorder, others further away. * A person enveloped in fog or surrounded by snow. * Very shiny or glossy surfaces like a car. * People or objects moving constantly or quickly like an athlete or a crowd. Follow These Simple Steps To Set The Manual Focus 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. 2. Turn the MENU DIAL up or down until the FOCUS is highlighted and then press the ENTER button. M. FOCUS(MF) will display. 3. Turn the MENU DIAL up or down until the object is in focus. Zoom out a little if focusing is difficult. 4. To return to AF (Auto Focus: ), press the ENTER button again.

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Focus modes

There are four focus modes: S-AF (Single auto focus), C-AF (Continuous auto focus), MF (Manual Focus), and S-AF/MF (Simultaneous mode). (SINGLE Auto Focus): Focusing is performed once when the shutter button is pressed halfway. C-AF (CONTINUOUS Auto Focus): The camera repeats focusing while the shutter button is pressed halfway. (MANUAL FOCUS): The function allows you to manually focus on any subject while looking through the viewfinder. SIMULTANEOUS USE of S-AF mode and MF mode: You can fine-adjust focus manually by turning the focus ring after AF is performed in the S-AF mode.

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