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  1. #1
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    How to change auto focus point?

    If the camera is lighting up the red box in the center as it's focus point but what if I don't want that as the focus point, what if I want the others as a focus point?

    Which button must I press? Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Gotta change the AF Area to not spot, but that other one, multi segment I think. I would check but my battery is charging right now. The other one is wide, which focuses on the closest object (great for portraits that anyone can take). Not that you would give your camera to any joe on the street.....
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  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
    Gotta change the AF Area to not spot, but that other one, multi segment I think. I would check but my battery is charging right now. The other one is wide, which focuses on the closest object (great for portraits that anyone can take). Not that you would give your camera to any joe on the street.....
    Thanks dr4gon. My AF Area is already set to Wide but which button must I press to change the focus point?

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    It's usually the 4-way button on the back.
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    (formerly Pentax 50 1.4/50-200/55-300/K100D, Sigma 18-50 2.8/70-300 APO, Tamron 28-75, Viv 800, Tele-Tokina 800, Canon S3 IS, Samsung L210)
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    Question Which model?

    What camera model are we talking about, please?
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    oh lol, I naturally assumed it was an alpha

    If it's on wide (and assuming it's an alpha), set it to multi-segment, then use the directional arrows to point it to an area on the square.
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    Oops sorry, I'm using an Alpha 300

    Thanks guys, will try it out tonight when I'm home.

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    Post Instructions ...

    Here's pg. 75 of your user manual, which describes it.

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    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  9. #9
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    Got it! Thanks Don, dr4gon & SpecialK.

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