Nion D5000 - how to make the focus STAY on center point focus

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by U vigilance, Oct 12, 2011.

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    U vigilance Guest

    If you have a Nikon D5000, can you tell me HOW you make the focus REMAIN
    on center point focus?

    In the manual, it simply says to set it to single point; but when I shut
    down the camera and start it back up, the settings are lost.

    How do you make the center point focus stick on the Nikon D5000?
    U vigilance, Oct 12, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    I use a D300s, but after checking the D5000 manual and my knowledge of
    Nikon customizing conventions, I suspect you will need to select
    "Single point" AF-area "Normal" mode from the information display.
    Usually you will want AF-A or AF-S, not AF-C.
    You should also be able to make this selection from the Customs settings menu.
    With the D5000, if you change shooting mode from P, S, A, or M the
    AF-area mode will be reset.

    I have looked through the D5000 manual and I cannot find a feature I
    have on the D300s for easily re-centering the AF focus point which
    might or might not be on your camera. With the D300s I can press the
    center of the "multi-selector" (usually marked "OK") on the back of the
    camera to quickly recenter any off center AF focus point. This might
    also be in effect for your D5000.

    Otherwise somebody more familiar with the D5000 might have a workable
    solution for you.
    Savageduck, Oct 12, 2011
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    tony cooper Guest

    If it's like my D60, there's no way to "hold" the focus point between
    changes. Both the focus point bracketed area and the area mode
    (closest subject, dynamic area, single point) will or can change any
    time the camera is turned off or the camera is changed from one
    setting to another (ie: Aperture to Shutter).

    I'd prefer my camera always default to the single point setting, but
    it doesn't.
    tony cooper, Oct 12, 2011
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