Focus, Focus mode, A 57 – Nikon D60 User Manual

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ing Shooting Settings


Focus Mode

Select Focus mode from the Quick settings display to adjust the setting (A 48).
Choose how the camera focuses. b and c are available only in a, b, c, and d


Continuous-Servo AF

Priority is given to shutter response, meaning that shutter is released in wider range of focus than
when single-servo AF is selected. Shutter may sometimes be released before in-focus indicator (A)
is displayed in viewfinder. The same operation is performed when focus mode automatically
switches from auto-servo AF to continuous-servo AF.


Manual Focus

When d is selected for Focus mode in any shooting mode, switching to another shooting mode
does not affect the focus mode setting.


More Information

For more information about the subject with which autofocus does not perform well, see “Getting
Good Results with Autofocus” (A 38).


The AF-Assist Illuminator

If the subject is poorly lit, the AF-assist illuminator will light automatically to
assist the autofocus operation when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway. The AF-assist illuminator will not light in continuous-servo AF or
manual focus mode, in h, or j mode, or if the center focus point is not
selected or if Off has been selected for Custom Setting 9 (AF assist;
A 111). The illuminator has a range of about 0.5–3.0 m (1 ft. 8 in.–9 ft.
10 in.); when using the illuminator, use a lens with a focal length of 24mm
to 200mm and remove the lens hood.


2 — Focus Mode

Focus mode can also be selected from the Custom Settings menu (A 109).

a Auto-servo AF (default setting)

Camera automatically selects single-servo autofocus when subject is judged to be
stationary, continuous-servo autofocus when subject is judged to be moving.

b Single-servo AF

For stationary subjects. Focus locks when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.

c Continuous-servo AF

For moving subjects. Camera focuses continuously while the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway.


Manual focus
User focuses manually (