Nikon D7200 for America User Manual

Focus Lock


Focus Lock

Focus lock can be used to change the composition after 
focusing, making it possible to focus on a subject that will not be 
in a focus point in the final composition. If the camera is unable 
to focus using autofocus (

0 96), focus lock can also be used to 

recompose the photograph after focusing on another object at 
the same distance as your original subject. Focus lock is most 
effective when an option other than auto-area AF is selected for 
AF-area mode (

0 86).


Position the subject in the selected focus point 
and press the shutter-release button halfway to 
initiate focus. Check that the in-focus indicator (


appears in the viewfinder (viewfinder photography) or that 
the focus point has turned green (live view).

Viewfinder photography

Live view