D300S: Set the AE-L/AF-L button to focus lock

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D300S: Set the AE-L/AF-L button to focus lock
6 months ago

Is there a menu setting that will enable me to press the AE-L/AF-L button once in order to lock focus? Unless I read something incorrectly, it appears that the AF-L button can be set to lock focus only while pressing the button. For my landscape photography, I often focus on an object that is just outside of the focus area, recompose, switch to manual focus (in order to prevent auto-focus from activating), then take the shot. This is rather cumbersome. I would focus manually, but my eyesight is just not that good.

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