Surprise functions with the D800

Started Apr 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
blumesan
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Re: trap focus D800
In reply to TITCHY, 1 month ago

TITCHY wrote:

well (sort of)

set CSM setting a4 to AF/ON Only,

set a2 to Focus priority,

select AF-S focus mode , and single area ,

make sure lens is set to autofocus A or M/A , but not "M",

prefocus on the desired distance using AF-ON or AE-L/AF-L ,then reposition so nothing is at that distance ,

Finally press and hold the shutter ,(not AF-ON), a picture will be taken when anything (or anyone) moves into focus .

Ah, were it only true, it would really be a "surprise function" on a D800.

What you have described is the method of performing trap focus on a D700 (and several other earlier Nikons).  Unfortunately, in their wisdom, Nikon has removed this ability in the D800.  Pressing the shutter in a D800 will cause a picture to be taken immediately, regardless of whether or not something is in focus.

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