Is There a Way...? (Back-button focus question)

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hydrospanner Regular Member • Posts: 157
Is There a Way...? (Back-button focus question)

I'd like to set up my D300 such that the AF-ON button will begin autofocus, and when it does this, the shutter-half-press autofocus will be disabled.  Is there a way to set this up to happen automatically?

I currently have a seperate bank of shooting settings for using back-button focus, in which the half-press does nothing, but I'd like to have it set up such that the half-press AF is the normal MO, but when the AF-ON button is pressed, it overrides that.

Is this possible?

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JusLookN Veteran Member • Posts: 4,198
Re: Is There a Way...? (Back-button focus question)

If I'm not mistaken, in the default setting (which is shutter half press), you actually have the choice of using either one for focussing. Just use the one you want to focus with.

I see what you are saying. Just go back to your custom settings and change shutter activation it to default.

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JusLookN Veteran Member • Posts: 4,198
Re: Is There a Way...? (Back-button focus question)

I see what you are saying. Just go back to your custom settings and change shutter activation it to default.

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That should have been change shutter activation(A5) to default(shutter/AF-on).

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Re: Is There a Way...? (Back-button focus question)

Custom Functions a5, set to the AF-On only. Then the shutter will be disabled.

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