Just started testing my new D800 and I am unable to get the AF Assist light to turn on. I have placed the camera in conditions where it should illuminate and it does not. I have it set to ON in the menu screen.
Can anyone tell me what I'm missing or do I have a defective camera? I just exchanged the last one for the "left focus" issue
"AF-assist illumination is only available when both of the following conditions are met: 1 AF-S is selected for autofocus mode (091). 2 Auto-area AF is chosen for AF-area mode (093), or an option other than auto-area AF is chosen and the center focus point is selected."
The numbers in parenthesis are page numbers.
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>According to the manual page 286: > >"AF-assist illumination is only available when both of >the following conditions are met: >1 AF-S is selected for autofocus mode (091). >2 Auto-area AF is chosen for AF-area mode (093), or an option >other than auto-area AF is chosen and the center focus point >is selected." > >The numbers in parenthesis are page numbers.
I'm only a few hundred pages into Darrell Young's book, I would have gotten to this eventually. Thanks for the help.
No, I was mostly shooting portraits in the studio and was using an autofocus point other than the center. Camera had an alien bees transmitter on top for the strobes - not sure if that had an impact...