I've tried dozens of options but without success. I want to turn off the function that makes the camera switch from a single point in the center to a roaming yellow box that picks up faces and tracks to anywhere in the view finder.
Changing B5 to 'off' doesn't stop the behavior.
Thanks for any help you can give.
So here's the most important thing - if you're heading out for a holiday and you don't have an AF lens you can't change this setting. So either make sure you like the settings you have or take at least one AF lens with all of your manual lenses.
C'mon Nikon, improve your manual!
@MaxBerlin of course face recognition only works with AF lenses - how would you do with a manual focus lens? You don't need to use the Info-button, btw. if you press the front button for AF mode and use front and real dial, you can scroll through the modes. I haven't seen much use of the face recognition yet. LiveView and fast focus are worlds apart and until the mirror has moved, shutter closed and reopened all faces could be on different places. It's more for japanese models who freeze in front of a point of interest until the photographers relieves them back into life.
As for the manual - I don't envy their technical authors, sometimes I feel Nikon makes their work extra difficult by the complicated menu structures.
Problem solved when I placed the dial on "L".
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