D850

Camera Functions

Focus Mode (Live View)

Pressing the shutter-release button halfway initiates autofocus. Focus mode lets you choose whether focus locks once the camera has focused or if the camera continues to adjust focus while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.

Autofocus

AF-S (Single-servo AF)

For stationary subjects. Focus locks when shutterrelease button is pressed halfway.
You can also focus by touching your subject in the monitor, in which case focus locks until you lift your finger from the display to take the photograph.

AF-F (Full-time servo AF)
For moving subjects. Camera focuses continuously until shutter-release button is pressed. Focus locks when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
You can also focus by touching your subject in the monitor, in which case focus locks until you lift your finger from the display to take the photograph..

Manual focus

Focus manually.

Procedure

Autofocus

To take pictures using autofocus, rotate the focusmode selector to AF.

Choosing a Focus Mode

To choose an autofocus mode, press the AF-mode button and rotate the main command dial until the desired mode is displayed in the monitor.

Manual Focus

To focus in manual focus mode, rotate the lens focus ring until the subject is in focus.

To magnify the view in the monitor for precise focus, press the button.
You can also enable focus peaking, which uses colored outlines to indicate objects that are in focus. To enable focus peaking, press theĀ i button and select an option other than Off for Peaking level.

1: Area in focus

Focus Mode (Live View): Related Functions

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