1. for AFC is there not a release+focus setting ?
2. when using auto iso do you see the (changing) ISO in VF ?
The first question makes good sense to me - sounds to me like what he wants to know is is there not a "release PLUS focus" setting (ie/ RELEASE, FOCUS, RELEASE + FOCUS). From Jim's response it looks like it's only one or the other.
1. Unlike the D700, D3 and such, the D7000 indeed has no release+focus setting. You can only set it to release or to focus.
2. Yes, in Auto ISO you can see the actual ISO, as it changes, in the VF. There is a blinking "Auto ISO" indicator, and right next to it the ISO number.
BTW, I've only had the D7000 for a week, but it looks to play well with my 500/4 (but haven't tried BIF yet).