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Mastering the Nikon D850 by Darrell Young

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11 Autofocus, AF-Area, and Release Modes

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Pelican at Naples Beach in Florida © 2018 Donald Kahn (Aperture_Don)

The Autofocus (AF) and Release modes are active settings 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 create a photo 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 ...

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