is single area focus mode and [+] is dynamic area focus mode. Very similar to the current DSLR's. I use Dynamic area mode with continuous focus to track moving subjects and single area with single servo AF for most other subjects. You can get the user manual from the Nikon USA site..... I'll get the link. Remember in continuous it is release priority so the shutter will release even if AF does not detect "in-focus". Single servo is focus priority so it will not release the shutter until focus is locked. Another thing you may want to check is your preferences: By default if you are in [+] area mode in single servo the AF system uses all 5 focus points to detect and focus on the closest subject. By default in continuous mode closest subject is disabled in [+] so that it tracks what you put under the selected focus point. You'll need to play with it a good bit and experiment to see what setup works best for you. It took a few rolls of film for me to figure it out. Another thing I do is disable autofocus on the shutter release and use the focus button only. This gives me the advantages of a manual focus camera with the speed of autofocus. IMHO, with the exception of the F6 the F100 is probably the best implementation of an autofocus 35mm SLR out there. But I am a Nikon fan......
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