Autofocus

When the shutter release button is pressed the lens has to be set to a distance that will appear with best possible sharpness. All settings related to how this distance is found are in this table.

Nikon D7000 shutter release button

Shutter release button »
top ! freq.

pressing it halfway activates the autofocus

AE-L/AF-L button

AE-L/AF-L button »
back

activates autofocus if custom setting menu f5 is set to AF-ON

Nikon D7000 focus switch

Focus mode selector »
front !

changes between manual and automatic focus

Nikon D7000 autofocus button

AF mode button »
back ! freq.

defines how the D7000 focus points are selected and how autofocus tracks moving subjects

Nikon D7000 custom setting menu a3 focus tracking with lock-on

a3 Focus tracking with lock-on »
custom setting menu

defines a delay for autofocus reaction when the subject‘s distance changes abruptly

Nikon D7000 focus selector lock

Focus selector lock »
back

can prevent the change of a manually selected focus point

Nikon D7000 multi selector

Multi selector »
back freq.

changes the selected focus point if the focus point selection is not automatic

Nikon D7000 custom setting menu a6 number of focus points

a6 Number of focus points »
custom setting menu 1x

defines the number of focus points that are available for manual selection

Nikon D7000 custom setting menu a5 focus point wrap around

a5 Focus point wrap-around »
custom setting menu 1x

defines if the focus point selection will „wrap around“ to the opposite side of the AF area after reaching one of the outermost points

Nikon D7000 OK button

OK button »
back

choose the center AF point during manual focus point selection

Nikon D7000 Fn (function) button

Fn button »    front
depth-of-field preview button »    front
AE-L/AF-L button »    back

activate the autofocus lock if the corresponding custom setting menu f3 / f4 / f5 is set to AF lock

Nikon D7000 AF assist illuminator

AF-assist illuminator »
front

may be automatically switched on by the D7000 to help the autofocus in low light

Nikon D7000 custom setting menu a7 built-in AF-assist illuminator

a7 Built-in AF-assist illuminator »
custom setting menu

defines if the D7000 will use the AF-assist illuminator in low light

Nikon D7000 custom setting menu a4 AF point illumination

a4 AF point illumination »
custom setting menu

defines if the currently used focus points are highlighted in red or not

Nikon D7000 setup menu AF fine tune

AF fine tune »
setup menu

allows an autofocus calibration to tweak it for focusing on a wider or shorter distance