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Where's the beep & AF illum

tzakiel

Alexandria, US
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"RE: Where's the beep & AF illum"

tzakiel Registered since 03rd Nov 2006
Mon 11-Aug-08 12:49 AM

The mystery is solved. I use continuous focus mode almost exclusively, and I use dynamic area focus... so there we have it.

I didn't really fret though, as I don't want beeps and lights going off anyway. Good to see it was not an error however.



>I'm not sure if you have checked the following, so here
>goes...
>
>Regarding the AF-Assist Illuminator, there are some conditions
>where it does not operate. To quote from the D700 manual (p.
>290):
>
>The AF-assist illuminator lights when lighting is poor. AF
>assist
>illumination is only available when both of the following
>conditions are met:
>1. Single-servo autofocus is selected for focus mode (pg.
>72).
>2. Auto-area AF is chosen for AF-area mode (pg. 74), or
>single-point or dynamic-area AF is chosen and the center
>focus point is selected.

>
>Regarding the in-focus beep, there are also some conditions
>where it will not sound. From the manual (p. 298):
>
>Choose High or Low to sound a beep when the self-timer is
>used
>or the camera focuses in single-servo autofocus (note that a
>beep
>will not sound if Release is selected for Custom
>Setting a2 (AF-S priority selection, pg. 284).
>
>



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