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Re: E30 AF area

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I think the mode you are referring to is called 'Dynamic-single target AF mode'. You should be able to access it by holding down the direct AF target button and keeping it pressed while you operate the dial. It should cycle round until you reach the required mode. If you release the button before rotating the dial you move about amongst the points in the currently selected mode.

If this doesn't work, I am at a loss to know what is wrong.

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That works for me! I finally learn something new for the E30 now that I'm not using it much. The holding in of the focus point select button (while rotating the front wheel) is the key point here & is something I have never tried before. (I noticed that pressing & holding it consecutively will toggle between the focus pattern & SCP & if it shows SCP then doing it again gets the focus points display)
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Re: E30 AF area

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I am mystified by this. I can't find any reference to 'crosshairs' in my camera's menus or in the manual. Are you talking about the five focus points in a cross formation or something different?

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The term 'cross hair' really refers to the focus sensors themselves & in the Menu (spanner A, AF Sensitivity) selecting SMALL uses single 'cross hairs' of the focus sensors while NORMAL uses the double 'cross hairs' in each focus point. I've never really found the SMALL to be that useful as the NORMAL seems to get a better focus hit (for me).

EDIT: Corrected above.
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Re: E30 AF area

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The term 'cross hair' refers to the focus sensors themselves & in the Menu (spanner A, AF Sensitivity) selecting FINE uses single 'cross hairs' of the focus sensors while NORMAL uses the double 'cross hairs' in each focus point. I've never really found the FINE to be that useful as the NORMAL seems to get a better focus hit (for me).
Is that the same as 'Small' and 'Normal' in the AF Sensitivity setting? If so I never got on with the Small setting either. I found that focusing was too hit or miss. Unfortunately, as you know, my camera is in no fit state for too much experimentation at the moment.

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Re: E30 AF area

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Is that the same as 'Small' and 'Normal' in the AF Sensitivity setting? If so I never got on with the Small setting either. I found that focusing was too hit or miss. Unfortunately, as you know, my camera is in no fit state for too much experimentation at the moment.

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Yes & I should get my facts right before posting. I'm also sorry about the state of your camera at the moment.
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Re: E30 AF area

@ Ross - Thanks for the info. I have never come across that before but it works for me.

Thanks Ross + et al
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