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D50 autofocus I can't get the menu to choose the autofocus or the autofocus area on the menu the cursor witl highlight everything else but the autofocus areas they are just skipped over and also don't light up as the rest of the choices do on the menu , is there anything that i need to turn on ?

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  • chvanilla Dec 08, 2007

    Yeah I have checked those two switches and they are both set to autofocus , it worked for a long time and then it quit i was fooling around with it this morning and got it working but it quit again , hmmm , oh well

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I'm not sure I understand the problem, but I'll give it a try anyway - on the D50 you can choose the point of focus (1 out of 5 spots). If you're in 'all automatic' (A) mode, the point of focus is selected automatically by the camera. In other modes, however, you have to set it yourself. You can do so by clicking the 'up' 'down' 'left' or 'right' cursor buttons while in taking pictures mode (not in view pictures mode). You should see the red dots in the viewfinder light up, one at a time. Play with the cursor buttons until the right dot lights up (for me it's the center one that works best).

Let me know if that doesn't help.

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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Check two switchs, one on the camera body and one on the lens. Make sure they are both set to AF. At least that is how it is on my D80

Posted on Dec 08, 2007

  • Ron Malouin Dec 09, 2007

    Can always reset the camera, on the D80 there are two button you hold in at the same time to reset to factory defaults. Good Luck

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