HOWTO: enable focus trap on D800

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Karl Persson
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HOWTO: enable focus trap on D800
Feb 24, 2013

A lot of people have asked for focus trap on D800, which doesn´t work "out-of-the-box".

But it can be done, and here´s how (assuming an AF capable lens):

put a tape on pins 2 and 3 from the LEFT (whith the lenses mount facing you)

set the camera to AF-S/S and focus priority

focus manually while pressing the AF-ON button or halfpressing the trigger whichever you prefer (since the lens won´t focus with the pins taped), you will get the "beep" when you´re in focus

release the AF-ON or trigger

move out of focus and press trigger all the way down (while pressing AF-ON if that is how you´re set up) - the camera won´t release unless something´s in focus!

It´s a bit of a hassle, but it does work. And it´s better than nothing

Nikon D800
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