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D800E shutter releases when out of focus?

venusian

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venusian Registered since 17th Dec 2008
Wed 03-Oct-12 11:47 PM | edited Thu 04-Oct-12 01:19 AM by venusian

I took some street photography shots today. A number of them were in sharp focus, while several were soft. With my D700, I could not snap a photo if the subject was out of focus. However with the 800E, at least the way it is set up now, that does not appear to be the case. In several of the instances where the subject was out of focus, I confirmed that center focus point was on the target, the shutter released, but the subject was not in focus.

Additionally, if I focus on a subject manually and purposely create an out of focus situation, the shutter will still release and take an out of focus picture.

What I'm trying to achieve is to not have the shutter release when pressing the shutter release button unless the subject is in focus (confirmed by the green dot).

My D800E my settings are as follows:
- focus mode selector set to AF
- choice of autofocus mode = AF-S
- AF-S priority selection (a2 setting) = focus
- AF Activation (a4 setting) = Shutter/AF-On
- center focus point used exclusively
- lens is Nikon 85mm f/1.8G
- lens was set to M/A mode
- the firmware is A = 1.00, B = 1.01, and C = 1.006.


Any help would be appreciated.

Nick (Roxbury, Connecticut Nikonian)

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