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D700: Shutter release problem.

Bob32

Chico, US
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"RE: D700: Shutter release problem."

Bob32 Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jul 2007
Sun 15-Apr-12 02:12 AM

Keith,

Thanks for your reply.

Before I received your message I happened on to a similar setting on my D700 which may explain why I was having shutter release problems. I was setting up my D700 to shoot a rugby game today and noticed that the focus-mode selector on the front of the camera was set to the S position. I don't recall changing this switch after the volleyball games, so it appears likely that I shot the volleyball action with this switch set to S rather than to C where it should have been set to provide continuous focusing for moving subjects. Ugh! I always have the AF-S priority selection set to "Focus" rather than to "Release." This serves to explain why the shutter would sometimes not release when I was photographing the volleyball action. After shooting numerous sports events for the last four years I can't explain how I could overlook setting the focus-mode selector to C. Some things defy explanation! Now I know one of the things to definitely check if I ever encounter shutter release problems in the future!

In shooting the rugby game today I didn't have any shutter release issues with the focus-mode selector set to C. Problem solved--I hope!

Bob

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