D800 AF and AF-s-, allows the shutter to fire while not in focus

Started Aug 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: D800 AF and AF-s-, allows the shutter to fire while not in focus
In reply to tiko, Aug 9, 2012

tiko wrote:

Thom Hogan warned of a change Nikon did to how AF-S trap focus used to work in his D800 eBook Guide:

"Warning: Nikon changed the way that the AF-ON button works using AFS focus works."
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"You can take out of focus shots using AF-ON only and AFS (#A2) set to Focus! Thus some people who are using AF-ON to get trap focus will find it doesn't work any more"
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In his review of the D800, Thom also writes: "In fact, not only does it not mean what it used to, but it also removes a very useful capability that virtually all higher end Nikon models have had for 30 years: trap focus via the AF-On button. This change is so egregious that I made my complaint directly to Nikon: at least give us the option to restore the old functionality via a Custom Setting."

I certainly hope the firmware people at Nikon listen.

Grelber

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