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« on: January 7, 2013, 11:15 AM »

Hi guys, I don't think I have an owner's manual for this camera, and somehow I have hit a button that makes my camera focus on many subjects rather than the one I want to focus on! This is driving me crazy. My camera seems to be back focusing, leaving my subject blurry. >.<

Can anyone help me out with this problem? Any suggestions would be helpful.

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« Reply #1 on: January 8, 2013, 6:01 AM »

I'm surprised you don't have a manual with the camera, Monty, but there will certainly be one available online. I have 'Magic Lantern' guides for my cameras and I find them very useful and easier to read than the manuals.

If your D7000 is anything like my D300, when you look through the viewfinder you will see the focus points after you half click the shutter release button. The focus point can then be moved around by using the multi selector.

Up by the viewfinder there will probably be a circular switch to change focusing mode. Centre weighted is at the top, matrix in the middle and spot at the bottom.

You've got a complex piece of kit there. To get the best from it you need something to help you understand it.

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« Reply #2 on: January 8, 2013, 6:16 AM »

google search Nikon D7000 user manual
http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/noprint/D7000_ENnoprint.pdf
or focus point selection ...
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d7000/af-settings.htm
the D7000 is reported to have focusing issues ... some of which can be corrected in camera http://youtu.be/-4jUXryI8Jk
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 6:33 PM »

It is the selector to the left of the main lens body on the front of the camera Monty. The AF and Manual sel;ctor has a central button. Hold this down and use the front selector dial with your right hand to select the single AF point on the top screen  Thumb Up

Not had any focus issuse that I am aware of with mine though Ed, seems fine.

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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013, 11:06 AM »

Peks! I think that did it! Now off to get one of those D7000 for dummies manuals! :-)
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« Reply #5 on: March 1, 2013, 6:03 PM »

I am sure if you search theough the cam menu you will find a focus mode settings section somewhere I know the others have one
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2014, 7:41 AM »

I have a Nikon D7000. haven't had any problems at all
Have it set o fin tune auto focus.

There are also a lot of tutorials on YouTube to help show you with this  focusing issue 
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2014, 1:35 PM »


Hi Monty! 
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2014, 6:07 PM »

You tube also has some great tutorials on the d7000!
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2014, 6:20 PM »

Glad you got it sorted y Monty. Well done  Thumb Up
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2014, 6:26 PM »

Monty, maybe the YouTube on D7000 will save you money and you won't have to buy the "Dummie" book!   2funny 2funny
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2014, 6:29 PM »

Being dyslexic I hate the term Books for Dummies ........I can't understand those either  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2014, 9:22 PM »

The D7000 and 7100 also have Virtual Horizon so if your tripod doesn't have a spirit level  you can use the Virtual Horizon in your camera to make sure your camera is level

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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2014, 10:21 PM »

Nikon USA also has a pdf version of the D7000 manual online at http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/noprint/D7000_ENnoprint.pdf
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2014, 6:17 PM »

The D7000 and 7100 also have Virtual Horizon so if your tripod doesn't have a spirit level  you can use the Virtual Horizon in your camera to make sure your camera is level



Is this "virtual horizon" something that is easy to see, Beryl?  I thought I turned it on and I can hardly see it if at all.  My D80 had grid that you could turn on--white squares.
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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2014, 6:24 PM »

In the menu
Setup menu (Spanner) scroll down and you should come to 'Virtual Horizon'. Press your OK button. You will get a camera icon in a  circle  with a horizon  like spirit level


Virtual Horizon is visible in the VF only if you so assign the Fn button. See options in menu F2 (Page 254). This option will not be available if you have already assigned the Fn button to operate in Fn+Command Dial mode. e.g. Fn+Dial = Crop Mode ON/OFF.
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« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2014, 9:20 PM »

It's sure not very bright.  Wink   Guess I was used to the D80 grid.
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« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2014, 12:53 AM »

All sounds a bit complicated to me - happy with my Grids on D80 & D90
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« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2014, 12:56 AM »

I agree Geoff!  Loved it.  Sure helped with my horizons.
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« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2014, 3:57 AM »

There is a grid Pat. I'm not sure how to get it on the 7100

Found this . Hope it helps

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-customize-the-live-view-display-on-the-niko.html
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