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Trap Focus Set Up .. D800e

GaryPk

Bailey, US
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GaryPk Silver Member Nikonian since 01st May 2012
Wed 13-Nov-13 04:42 PM | edited Wed 13-Nov-13 05:00 PM by GaryPk

Hi. Trying to set up trap focus to photograph birds as they come in for a landing. Have D800 set to AF-S / FOCUS, Center Single Area, and have AF-ON. (One article says use AF-S and another says use AF-C)

Set Center AF box on the area where I expect the bird. The background in that area is out of focus. I have not pushed the AF-ON button because that will bring the background in focus and the bird will be much closer than the background. As I understand it, the shutter is not supposed to release until the "bird flies into the box". I understand that I should be able to push and hold down the wireless remote button and it will not fire until the "bird comes into the box". Instead, it just keeps firing away. Clearly I am doing something wrong, just don't know what ...

To complicate matters, I am using an SB-600 set to iTT-BL.

Thank you ...

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