How to turn off autofocus in interval timer mode?
I am new to Nikon, having just purchased a D600. I was a Pentax K-5 user and unfortunately for me the user interface is totally different. I am trying to set up exposure bracketing on a tripod and want to do it in as automated fashion as possible - i.e. with a single button press for 2 or 3 bracketed exposures. I learned how to do this by setting bracketing to ON and then setting up the interval timer. However, I notice that the camera autofocuses just prior to the first bracket exposure. Often I don't want this since I do mostly landscape work and set the focus manually before shooting a bracketed sequence. I don't want the camera to refocus. Is there any way to turn off the refocusing short of turning the focus knob on the camera or lens to manual? FWIW, I am set up for back button focus with the AE-L/AF-L button custom set to AF-ON. Thanks for any help you can give me here.
#2. "RE: How to turn off autofocus in interval timer mode?" | In response to Reply # 1wjax Registered since 02nd May 2013Thu 02-May-13 12:40 PM
>Set the lens and/or the switch on the camera to M. Why don't
>you want to set lens to M?
Hi, good question. It is just something I would rather not do if possible. One of the beauties of back button focus is that you only autofocus when you specifically want it. I would rather the camera not focus unless I tell it to.