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"RE: D700 AF problem"

abhijitsarkar Registered since 18th Apr 2010
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
>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

According the an article that I was directed to by a Facebook group I am a member of, this is a known behavior. "Unless your camera is set to ‘Manual Focus,’ the Interval Timer will attempt to focus before each set of shots."

I am too lazy to write to Nikon but I am planning to.

A general, generic topic D700 AF problem [View all] , abhijitsarkar , Sat 29-Sep-12 10:58 PM
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