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bigdad 07-14-2009 8:07 AM

I have a 2 1/2 year old D80. I can no longer control the focus points when I switch from Auto-Area mode to Single area mode. I can switch between the modes but the rear curser button doesn't allow me to switch between the focus points. <BR> <BR>Any ideas?

rson 07-15-2009 12:36 PM

take your lens off and clean the contacts both on the lens and the camera. They get dirty and don't focus correctly.

richd 07-15-2009 8:10 PM

Seems to me AF point selection is internal to the camera and lens independent but cleaning the contacts certainly is worth a try. <BR> <BR>You can control the ability to select different AF points or which ones are selectable on Canon bodies using custom functions perhaps it;s the same on your Nikon and you inadvertently changed your settings? If neither of the above it sounds like your rear cursor control is defective.

bigdad 07-16-2009 9:06 AM

I don't think it's the contacts, I cleaned them anyway but still the same result. In Auto Area mode - it selects the AF points but when I switch it to Single Area or Dynamic Area, I can't move them. The rear cursor works fine in all the other uses for it. But when it comes to the AF points... no dice. I don't think it is selectable in a custom functions setting but maybe someone knows.

alans 07-16-2009 12:53 PM

Are you sure that you have the L button unlocked? <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/717055.jpg" alt="Upload">

bigdad 07-18-2009 10:47 AM

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU <BR> <BR>As soon as I saw this post I ran out and got my camera and that was it. <BR> <BR>I can't believe it was something so simple.

rson 07-19-2009 10:16 PM

You can blow me a kiss later.

deltawake 07-20-2009 7:21 AM

I think Alan gets the kiss.

bigdad 07-20-2009 9:34 AM

Yes. Alan gets the kiss. Although I won't enjoy it

alans 07-20-2009 9:39 AM

I have done it may times myself. Glad to help out.

richd 07-20-2009 7:55 PM

HEY! How about an honorable mention! I said it was the camera settings before Alan LOL.

bigdad 07-21-2009 9:27 AM

Fine Rich can have a kiss too. But no tongue because you were only partially correct. Alan gets the GFE kiss

kitewake 07-22-2009 7:39 PM

Go manual. After a bit of practice...your shots will be so much better.

richd 07-23-2009 6:35 AM

What?????? <BR> <BR>I'm gonna buy a Nikon, learn which stupid switches turn off by mistake and then next time I'll get the tongue! <BR> <BR>(Message edited by richd on July 23, 2009)

bigdad 07-26-2009 1:12 PM

Go manual? Ummmm... that has nothing to do with the focus points. <BR> <BR>I stopped shooting with the green rectangle long time ago. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/719803.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>Rich, you aren't allowed to switch over. Your Nikon card has been denied.

richd 07-27-2009 7:31 AM

Cool picture, substitute blue Colt Pythons for those ugly Sigs and it would be perfect!

bigdad 07-27-2009 7:46 AM

Nah, I'll take the .40 cal Sig with the 12 + 1 over a six shot anytime. Of course if I'm getting in a gun battle this is my weapon of choice. Colt M4. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/720036.jpg" alt="Upload">

richd 07-27-2009 7:03 PM

I'm a big Colt wheelgun fan/collector, unfortunately (fortunately?) I didn't buy them because I ever expected to actually have to use one. <BR> <BR>I agree with you on the M4, I have a Lt Recce myself in case of a SHTF scenario, of course I'm stuck with 10 round mags and a bullet button. I built it from parts - loads of fun to shoot and accurate as hell. <BR> <BR>Anyhow that's a cool image. I'm assuming you took that after the final volley- since the slides are all back?

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