d600 self timer / ael problem.
hi guys, i was testing a few lenses the other day using the self timer mode. i noticed that when i pressed the shutter button to take the shot, the ael light in the viewfinder came on. ive tried to get it not to do this but cant. ive gone through the book "mastering the d600" and cant find anything there either.
my set up is to use the ael/ afl button to focus, and i use the function button to set ael, i have the c1 option ae-lock on shutter press to off.
is there anyway i can turn the ael off in self timer mode?
thanks in advance Paul.
#1. "RE: d600 self timer / ael problem." | In response to Reply # 0BGD600 Registered since 19th Sep 2012Tue 02-Jul-13 09:58 AM
Afaik, if you haven't already used ae lock, then when the shutter is fully depressed ael will activate to lock the exposure at the point of capture, so I don't think it's possible to do what you're looking for.
#2. "RE: d600 self timer / ael problem." | In response to Reply # 1punkyboy66 Registered since 01st Jul 2013Mon 29-Jul-13 12:39 PM
I spoke to nikon today who said ,
"Unfortunately, there currently is no option to disable AE-L in Self-Timer mode. It will always engage once focus has been achieved and the shutter release button pressed all the way down. This is consistent with all other Nikon DSLR models.
I can only apologise for the inconvenience and put this as a product suggestion so that it can be reviewed and considered by an appropriate department. However, I can't guarantee as to if or when such an option could be implemented in the current or future camera models."
I hope they do this as I'm finding it very annoying and hard to get correct exposures in 10 second delay.
#3. "RE: d600 self timer / ael problem." | In response to Reply # 2JosephK Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Mon 29-Jul-13 07:51 PM
Sounds like the easy solution would be to put the camera in manual exposure mode, take the light reading, set the exposure to your desired level.
Or is it that within the 10 second delay, your light levels have noticeably changed?
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