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Manual focusing on d5000

Hi, I have recently bought a Nikon D5000 it is amazing on auto mode, but my boss wants me to use the manual mode. I have a 18-55mm lens. When I go on to manual mode, I can twist my lense to make it blury or clear for example. But usually if you hold the shutter button half way down some of the focus dots light up depending on lighting and angle. But no matter what angle im in or the lighting ALL of my focus dots light up!? What do I need to change so that only certain ones light? Thanks, if yyou cann help you will be a life saver! aha. x

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Most professional photographers use spot focussing...just the center dot. You focus on the subject...hold the shutter button half-way and recompose..press the rest of the way.

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