Sun 07-Oct-12 08:43 PM | edited Sun 07-Oct-12 08:56 PM by abhijitsarkar
>Are you using the "Self timer" activated from the >shooting mode dial on the top left camera, or are you using >the menu based intervalometer?
Intervalometer or more specifically Interval timer shooting, I've added it to My Menu and access from there.
>What is your AF-C priority mode setting (custom a2)? > a2 AF-S priority selection=focus
However, since I am using AF-C and not AF-S, I believe the relevant setting is a1 AF-C priority selection=Release + focus
I rechecked, c1 Shutter-release button AE-L=OFF
I tried changing f7 Assign AE-L/AF-L button=AE-L/AF-L button press >> AF lock only, but that requires me to hold the button down during shooting and Intervalometer can't be used if I am holding the button down. Unfortunately, it doesn't have an option like AF lock (hold).
>I am very sure I don't have the problem you are having but I >may be skinning the cat differently. The key, as mentioned >previously, is to have "AF Activation" (custom menu >a5) set to OFF. And you seem to be sure you have that set >correctly. > >AF-S mode would not solve the problem because the camera would >not fire. Same if in AF-C focus priority mode.
In AF-C, the camera can be made to fire without locking a focus by changing a1. See my answer above. a5 AF activation=OFF