How to set Auto Focus AF on a Nikon D600

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  1. Patrick Mengler
    April 24, 2015 at 3:13 am #

    Whenever I select a focus option (say 9 point continuous) and I go back
    into the viewfinder to take a picture, it only shows the one dot… does
    that mean it hasn’t activated the 9 point focusing system or it’s activated
    but only shows one point? I appreciate the help.

  2. jtan163
    April 24, 2015 at 4:01 am #

    +CameraGuides at about 2:14 you call the AF mode with 9 active AF sensors
    “center weighted”.
    This is incorrect.

    “Center weighed” is a metering option which is selected by the metering
    button behind the shutter button and close in the the viewfinder. The
    metering button has an icon that is a solid rectangle with a black cross
    and circle in the middle superimposed on it.

    That mode is d9 (Dynamic 9 point), the next one is d21 (dynamic 21 pt)
    followed by d51 (51 pt dynamic), followed by 3D, followed by auto.

    The dynamic modes (d9,d21, d51) try and use the point you select in the
    videfinder (using the multiselector arrow pad) but if the subject moves
    they will use the 8,20 or 50 surrounding points.

    The 3d mode uses all 51 points combined with the metering sensor.
    The metering sensor tracks based on color and brightness, so in 3d mode the
    you use a focus point to tell the camera what your subject is and as long
    as you have the auto focus activated (shutter button half down or for some
    users AF-ON function active) the camera will try and track that subject in
    the frame based on the color/brightness info.

    Auto obviously does it all for you, but as far as I know the decision tree
    the camera uses to choose is un published. It’s just magic.

    I know this seem a bit anal, but people watch these videos and then are
    confused for the rest of their lives (sometimes) because they got incorrect

  3. nildalemus510
    April 24, 2015 at 5:01 am #

    Omg…thanks a lot for this video you save me lol..i was looking for this 4
    days I have the d610 and nikon 50mm 1.4 g and I can’t focus by my felf my
    ayes problem I think so, y read the camera manuak where it says you can
    damage the camera and lense if you use af in manual mode in AF lense I was
    scared to damage my but my lense is AF.S thanks a lot I feel free presion

  4. MrSonnybel
    April 24, 2015 at 5:12 am #

    You are a life saver 🙂 Thanks so much for this

  5. Lauren Leckie
    April 24, 2015 at 5:49 am #

    That was incredibly helpful! Thank you so much!

  6. Fabb Med
    April 24, 2015 at 6:42 am #

    thank you thank you thank you! great video!!

  7. petermoel2
    April 24, 2015 at 6:52 am #

    Good video! …for people too lazy to look into their manual…

  8. Andrea Bowman
    April 24, 2015 at 7:24 am #

    I have been trying to figure this out for so long! Thank you for posting
    this video!

  9. thegreatga
    April 24, 2015 at 8:10 am #

    You forgot to mention the top left dial for selecting A S C shooting
    settings. thanks for the video

  10. Leonard Bradley
    April 24, 2015 at 8:31 am #

    Really clear explanation about the use of info and different focus buttons.
    many thanks.