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12-01-2015, 03:52 PM   #1
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Changing autofocus point in 645z

Ugh. Haven't used this camera in awhile and have forgotten how to change from one autofocus point to another. I thought I had to hit the AF Area button and then use the four options around the "OK" button to move it around, but that's not doing the trick. What's the procedure to move the little devil around?

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QuoteOriginally posted by dShelly Quote
Ugh. Haven't used this camera in awhile and have forgotten how to change from one autofocus point to another. I thought I had to hit the AF Area button and then use the four options around the "OK" button to move it around, but that's not doing the trick. What's the procedure to move the little devil around?
That should do the trick, but you have to be in the appropriate focusing mode (i.e. select) to be able to change AF points to begin with. That option is available in the control panel (info button).

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No, that's not doing it. It's really quite ridiculous that the AF points can't be moved in the same quick and easy manner that Canon uses.
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Autofocus via viewfinder.
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hold down af select button. Rotate rear dial until sel appears on the rear screen. Release af select button. Press the button above the red live view button select point with four way controller. Press button above live view button to return to normal four way controller usage. From memory but it is a lot easier than it sounds

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Thanks! I'll give it a try.
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Or press the button with small arrows on it before operating the D pad. This swaps the modes on the buttons from the features to focus point selection. Well it does on mine, anyway!

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QuoteOriginally posted by itshimitis Quote
Or press the button with small arrows on it before operating the D pad. This swaps the modes on the buttons from the features to focus point selection. Well it does on mine, anyway!
Not if it is set on centre 'spot'. The small arrow button does nothing in that case. The AF area mode needs to be changed as I described above to one with 'SEL' before a specific point othere than centre can be selected. If you live with the camera in SEL mode then yes just tapping the 'arrow' button and using the four way controller will work. If you are in Centre Spot it will do absolutely nothing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by unkipunki Quote
Not if it is set on centre 'spot'. The small arrow button does nothing in that case. The AF area mode needs to be changed as I described above to one with 'SEL' before a specific point othere than centre can be selected. If you live with the camera in SEL mode then yes just tapping the 'arrow' button and using the four way controller will work. If you are in Centre Spot it will do absolutely nothing.
Thanks for that. I'm so used to being in SEL that I'd forgotten about everything else!
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hold down af select button. Rotate rear dial until sel appears on the rear screen. Release af select button. Press the button above the red live view button select point with four way controller. Press button above live view button to return to normal four way controller usage. From memory but it is a lot easier than it sounds
That worked. Thank you!
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