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09-26-2011, 11:40 AM   #1
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Should I see focus points?

Hello again, and yes...still trying to figure out my out of focus pics.
If I have is set on 5-point auto focus, when I look thru the view finder and press the
shutter 1/2 way should I see all 5 points and one of them that is highlighted some how
to show me which of the points it's focusing on?
Currently, it shows the center point then a red 'point' will appear at a point the the side
of the center point. Is that the focus point?
Just didn't know if I should be seeing all 'available' focus points with one or two standing out,
same with the 11-point.

09-26-2011, 11:45 AM   #2
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You're only going to see the points which are actively being used, not all of the potential points. If two are shown, then both were used in that case.

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09-26-2011, 11:48 AM   #3
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Ok, thanks. Next step is to get a focusing chart try AF fine adjustment.
Suggestions on that?
09-26-2011, 09:24 PM   #4
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There's a printable chart and instructions for use here.

09-26-2011, 09:40 PM   #5
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I don't get it. Did you buy a camera to look for faults or to take pictures? Why don't you just go out and take some pictures - lots of them - and see how they turn out before deciding if the lenses need fine adjustments, charts and whatnot.
09-29-2011, 07:16 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by New Englander Quote
Ok, thanks. Next step is to get a focusing chart try AF fine adjustment.
Suggestions on that?

If you need to ask about AF Fine Adjustment on a new DSLR, you are not ready for fine adjustment.

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