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Old    A. P. (bigdad)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-14-2009, 8:07 AM Reply   
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.

Any ideas?
Old    Rich (rson)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-15-2009, 12:36 PM Reply   
take your lens off and clean the contacts both on the lens and the camera. They get dirty and don't focus correctly.
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       07-15-2009, 8:10 PM Reply   
Seems to me AF point selection is internal to the camera and lens independent but cleaning the contacts certainly is worth a try.

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.
Old    A. P. (bigdad)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-16-2009, 9:06 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Alan Slabaugh (alans)      Join Date: Aug 2005       07-16-2009, 12:53 PM Reply   
Are you sure that you have the L button unlocked?
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Old    A. P. (bigdad)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-18-2009, 10:47 AM Reply   
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

As soon as I saw this post I ran out and got my camera and that was it.

I can't believe it was something so simple.
Old    Rich (rson)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-19-2009, 10:16 PM Reply   
You can blow me a kiss later.
Old    Peter T (deltawake)      Join Date: Sep 2004       07-20-2009, 7:21 AM Reply   
I think Alan gets the kiss.
Old    A. P. (bigdad)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-20-2009, 9:34 AM Reply   
Yes. Alan gets the kiss. Although I won't enjoy it
Old    Alan Slabaugh (alans)      Join Date: Aug 2005       07-20-2009, 9:39 AM Reply   
I have done it may times myself. Glad to help out.
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       07-20-2009, 7:55 PM Reply   
HEY! How about an honorable mention! I said it was the camera settings before Alan LOL.
Old    A. P. (bigdad)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-21-2009, 9:27 AM Reply   
Fine Rich can have a kiss too. But no tongue because you were only partially correct. Alan gets the GFE kiss
Old    Brant Williams (kitewake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-22-2009, 7:39 PM Reply   
Go manual. After a bit of practice...your shots will be so much better.
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       07-23-2009, 6:35 AM Reply   
What??????

I'm gonna buy a Nikon, learn which stupid switches turn off by mistake and then next time I'll get the tongue!

(Message edited by richd on July 23, 2009)
Old    A. P. (bigdad)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-26-2009, 1:12 PM Reply   
Go manual? Ummmm... that has nothing to do with the focus points.

I stopped shooting with the green rectangle long time ago.

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Rich, you aren't allowed to switch over. Your Nikon card has been denied.
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       07-27-2009, 7:31 AM Reply   
Cool picture, substitute blue Colt Pythons for those ugly Sigs and it would be perfect!
Old    A. P. (bigdad)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-27-2009, 7:46 AM Reply   
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.

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Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       07-27-2009, 7:03 PM Reply   
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.

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.

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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