OK, today I get an email from some shop or other telling me that the new Nikon 7100 thingy is about to vie for my money. Well it's already lost because I am back in musical instrument spending mode, what little funding there is will go that way . .
My stupid question is this: given that the very first thing I do when I get hold of any camera is switch it to spot focusing*, what the heck is the point of having 51 point focusing? Has anyone here ever taken a photograph with 51 separate things as the centre of focus? And if you did, why didn't you just reduce the aperture appropriately?
*except for a Canon I was lent once; I couldn't work out how to stop it focusing apparently at random all over the scenes I was taking, so the pictures were all disasters - you know, child sitting at table, focused on the table, people in front of trees, focused on the trees - no wonder Andy was having trouble with that Canon on the telly.