I recently got a Katzeye focusing screen for my D7000. Since my favorite lenses are all manual focus, I'm really enjoying this.

Unfortunately, my D7000 helpfully puts a focus point on the focusing screen. When I have the center focus point selected, this is right in the middle of my split-screen pellicle:

A cell phone camera shot through my viewfinder

This makes it more difficult to use the focusing pellicle - a surprising amount of detail can be hidden by that focus point. I can move it off-center, but then it becomes distracting - a little off-center spot that draws my eye.

Is there a way to turn the focus point display off entirely, or have it turn off when I have a manual focus lens attached?


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Try going to the Custom Settings menu and set option A4 (AF Point Illumination) to off.

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    \$\begingroup\$ As mentioned, it's A4 for autofocus point display and, since your screenshot included it, option D2 will toggle the Viewfinder Grid Display. \$\endgroup\$
    – ISO Pix
    Nov 12, 2012 at 2:11
  • \$\begingroup\$ This just seems to prevent the red LED which lights up the AF points from illuminating -- it does nothing to keep the point from being there in the first place. \$\endgroup\$
    – Evan Krall
    Nov 14, 2012 at 8:56

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