Originally posted by Mistral75 *Per se* it does not, you are right. But manufacturers use to provide a standard screen the patterns of which indicate where AF points are located / how they are "organized".

Yes indeed. The K-5-series screen shows round brackets to left and right of the centre, large rectangular brackets left and right further out, and smaller rectangular brackets left and right further out still.

It is any

*example screen* or

*extra diagram* (for example page 36 of the K-5II(s) manual) that shows a mapping of AF points to those brackets. The brackets themselves say very little, (nothing at all about how many points there are within each pair of brackets or what types they are), except for suggesting where points or clusters may be. And they certainly say

*nothing about whether there are any points at all *outside the smaller rectangular brackets.

I would like to know how points are clustered within the large rectangular brackets and what types they are, and what type of point(s) are within the small rectangular brackets (because I have found those somewhat useful for focusing near the front of planes and cars and bikes, etc). I would also like to know how much control I have about what points or groups of points I can select. But the screen doesn't tell me that.

I was simply making the point that the screen itself, without additional information, tells us little about the autofocus system.