HOW TO MOVE FOCUS SQUARE IN D850

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Every once in awhile, I accidentally move the focus selector lock without knowing it. Then when I can't move the focus selector, I turn the camera on and off. When that doesn't solve the problem, I take the battery out and return it. When that and a few other things don't help, I eventually get desperate enough to remember to look at the position of the lock.
That's the only time I touch it, too - accidentally. Fortunately I always remember that a non-moving focus point is not a camera problem.:)
 

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I don't have a d850 but I do have the D500 and I Didnt get a paper manual with it? I emailed the camera shop and was told that nikon dont supply a paper backed manual with their new cameras. I also was told to download it from Nikons website. I don't know if things are different in the US. I would like to feel that if I had a problem finding some settings with my camera that I could ask for help here.
PS. Any time I did ask for guidance in regards to settings ETC I found good advice here on this site.
Mike
Interesting. Here in the USA - my D850 came with two large manuals....one in English and one in Spanish.
 
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Hi again. The fact that I didn't get a paper backed manual does not affect me now reily, but if I go to sell on the camera I suppose that they will look for one! This is where I feel the problems will begin for me! unless it is a new Nikon policy not to supply the manuals in Europe. It did seem straining that I didn't get one in the box but as I said I just downloaded the manual form the Nikon site to my PC so I can refer to that.
Cheers.
Mike
 
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Wow… I’m seriously disappointed in Nikon shooters…

someone who obviously wants to learn something that not the average Joe would know, came here in hopes of getting some guidance, perhaps he/she lost their manual, perhaps they didn’t even know the exact thing to search as there are all kinds of videos online that do not address this exact issue (they cover setting upAF as a whole, not changing the focal point in the viewfinder) when searching the proper terms (I checked just to see and verify it for myself)…

and so many absolutely negative, pedantic, a-hole-ish, holier than thou, inept responses?!?! Whats-a-matter fellas… mom doesn’t cut the crust off your PB&J sandwiches for you anymore!

Seriously, We’re supposed to be HELPING one-another, not berating and talking down to each other. True professionals always enthusiastically help, because they’re not intimidated by the fact that their work sucks, because it doesn’t.

It’s obvious that those who answered so negatively with “read the manual” are horrible at shooting so they take it out on others.

those who did give the OP a proper answer… thank you. It’s people like us who make photography as a whole, and the people who take up the craft, that much better.
 
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Welcome to the Cafe and your first post on the day you joined.

A shame that you decided to pick on a post that is 3+ years old.

Perhaps it would be worthwhile reading the full thread first before commenting and checking the dates. The participants of this thread are all old hands on this forum and will in my experience be helpful to other members. If you do read through the thread again you will see that answers were made to help the OP, along with the suggestion of downloading the manual which is available as a pdf which again is a valid tool to help users, not all of which are aware that copy is available as a searchable pdf.
 
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Wow… I’m seriously disappointed in Nikon shooters…

someone who obviously wants to learn something that not the average Joe would know, came here in hopes of getting some guidance, perhaps he/she lost their manual, perhaps they didn’t even know the exact thing to search as there are all kinds of videos online that do not address this exact issue (they cover setting upAF as a whole, not changing the focal point in the viewfinder) when searching the proper terms (I checked just to see and verify it for myself)…

and so many absolutely negative, pedantic, a-hole-ish, holier than thou, inept responses?!?! Whats-a-matter fellas… mom doesn’t cut the crust off your PB&J sandwiches for you anymore!

Seriously, We’re supposed to be HELPING one-another, not berating and talking down to each other. True professionals always enthusiastically help, because they’re not intimidated by the fact that their work sucks, because it doesn’t.

It’s obvious that those who answered so negatively with “read the manual” are horrible at shooting so they take it out on others.

those who did give the OP a proper answer… thank you. It’s people like us who make photography as a whole, and the people who take up the craft, that much better.
I think you'll find the Nikon Cafe to be a very supportive forum. I suppose on any forum you can find a thread from three years ago where the tone didn't meet expectation.

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When Nikon Cafe was first developed, its two cofounders especially wanted to ensure that this web-based photography forum would be somewhat different from other forums which were around at the time. All too often in other forums newcomers' questions were rudely responded to by a terse "RTFM" ("Read the [blankety-blank] Manual"), with no effort to actually help the person with whatever the problem or concern was.
Early-on the prevailing philosophy of the Cafe was that it was to be a forum in which members were thoughtful and caring, and the watchwords of the cafe were to be civility, respect and courtesy among and towards all members. When someone asked a question, regardless of what it was or how it was worded, the Cafe community was expected to respond with a proper, thoughtful answer, not simply a rude "RTFM". This was built into the Cafe's DNA and meant to be an inherent, steadfast guiding force in the overall Cafe functioning. It still remains so today.
 
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Wow… I’m seriously disappointed in Nikon shooters…
You judged the behavior of an entire forum and users of Nikon equipment based on one thread that is not just one of thousands of threads but one that is also 3 1/2 years old.

It’s obvious that those who answered so negatively with “read the manual” are horrible at shooting so they take it out on others.
You will likely think otherwise when you review the photos made by those people. Sadly, you didn't take the time to do that. Instead, you played the role of the high and mighty.

I promise that I won't judge all of your behavior and photographic skills based on this one, inappropriate post of yours. That's because you deserve better, as do those that you so quickly judged. Indeed, I even welcome you to the Cafe and encourage you to take a good long look around before deciding whether the forum is a good fit for you.
 
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