Nikon D300 User Manual (en)

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Focus Point Selection
The D300 offers a choice of 51 
focus points that together cover a 
wide area of the frame. The focus 
point can be selected manually, 
allowing photographs to be 
composed with the main subject 
positioned almost anywhere in the 
frame (single-point and dynamic-
area AF), or automatically (auto-area AF; note that manual focus 
point detection is not available when auto-area AF is selected). To 
select the focus point manually:
1
Rotate the focus selector 
lock to 
.
This allows the multi selector to 
be used to select the focus 
point.
2
Select the focus point.
Use the multi selector to select 
the focus point. At default 
settings, the center focus point 
can be selected by pressing the 
center of the multi selector.
The focus selector lock can be 
rotated to the locked (L
position following selection to 
prevent the selected focus 
point from changing when the multi selector is pressed.
AF-area mode selector
Focus selector lock