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Camera and Menu Settings

With the more complicated AF systems in today’s modern DSLRs, the options for customizing your camera can be overwhelming. Just trying to understand what each menu does and how each camera setting and switch impacts AF is daunting. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure all this out—you have this book. Let’s talk about all the settings, buttons, and menus that influence the Nikon AF system.

External Switches and Buttons

I’ll start with the switches and buttons on the outside of Nikon DSLR cameras. Over the past few years since video has become a significant part of DSLRs, Nikon has both eliminated and moved a number of external controls to make room for video settings. Let’s go through the buttons ...

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