10 Autofocus, AF-Area, and Release Modes

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Hawker Dragonfly in Flight © Brian Tilley (briantilley)

Autofocus (AF) and Release modes are active settings that you’ll deal with each time you use your camera. Unlike adjusting settings in the menus, which you’ll do from time to time, you’ll use Autofocus and Release modes every time you make an image or movie. You will adjust AF-area modes less often; however, these critical functions affect how and where the camera focuses on your subject.

To take pictures and make movies, you need to be very familiar with these settings, so this is a very important chapter for your mastery of the Nikon D810. Grab your ...

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