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AF-ON doesn't seem to work....


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"RE: AF-ON doesn't seem to work...."

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Thu 13-Sep-12 05:33 PM | edited Thu 13-Sep-12 05:35 PM by briantilley

Your chosen settings are incorrect.

To use "back button focusing" Custom Setting a9 should be set to "AF-ON". What you've got will cause the button to lock focus (i.e. stop trying to focus), not initiate it.

But as Luke says, the most important thing is that you must set Custom Setting a5 to "AF-ON only". That is what tells the camera to use the AF-ON button (and not the Shutter Release) to initiate AF.

Custom Setting c1 is not relevant to AF.

Check pages 298-301 and 305 in the camera manual for more details.

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A general, generic topic AF-ON doesn't seem to work.... [View all] , hollingwD80 , Thu 13-Sep-12 03:12 PM
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