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Not understanding AF-ON

Steve6344

Aventura, US
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Steve6344 Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Jul 2012
Mon 11-Feb-13 02:19 PM

I programmed the AE-L AF-L button ro be AF-ON.

Two issues/questions.
1. When I press the AE-L/AF-L button autofucus works. The green circle in the viewfinder stays on as long as I keep my finger on the button.If I take my finger off the button the green circle disappears,- I assume focus is still locked (or do I have to keep my finger on the button?). Is focus locked until I press the shutter release button?

2. Second Scenario:If I press the shutter release button halfway without touching the
AE-L AF-L button, focussing does not seem to occur. I don't understand this. Just because I programmed the AE-L AF-L button to be AF-ON it doesn't seem to me that the normal focussing method would be disabled. I'm sure I'm missing something or doing something wrong.

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