D300s does not fire in low light
Having an issue with my D300s shooting in low light. Shutter will not fire, particularly in low light AND subjects are wear dark or less contrasting clothes.
At first I thought it was auto-focus.
-- I turn on AF assist illuminator - did not help.
I changed to manual focus by using the external switch. I did the same on the lens focus switch, putting that on manual also.
- Did not help.
The shoot is over, but I wonder if I ALSO had to turn AF Activation to OFF in the menus, as well as turning to manual focus using the switches.
Any suggestions or ideas?
#1. "RE: D300s does not fire in low light" | In response to Reply # 0Covey22 Charter MemberWed 24-Oct-12 11:12 AM
P mode plus M on the Servo switch (camera body) plus M or M/A (assuming a Silent Wave equipped lens) should allow you to fire the shutter regardless of ambient light levels.
Can you verify this works in good light?
Then move to an area with lower light levels comparable to where you were having trouble. Does it still work then?
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#3. "RE: D300s does not fire in low light" | In response to Reply # 0Pouncer Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009Thu 25-Oct-12 03:11 PM
Under such difficult conditions you may need to change the AF setting so that the shutter fires upon release, not focus.
If the shutter is set to fire only if focus is achieved, and the camera cannot confirm focus under the given conditions, the shutter will not fire.
It goes without saying that you need to be sure you have focus if taking shots without confirmation from the camera.
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