D600/D800 Firmware Update Coming

Started Nov 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Darren Langdon
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Re: D600/D800 Firmware Update Coming

Martin Grecner wrote:

Darren Langdon wrote:

If you want release priority, set it to release priority. But focus priority should be just that. The camera should only fire if in focus.

It is not even on older cameras. When you use a lens with A/M mode, focus and then override the focus on the end, it fires even when not in focus.

Martin

I think you misunderstand what I am saying. When you focus with the AF-ON button in focus priority mode the camera will fire whether focused or not. If set to just use the release button it will not fire until it is focused. If you are photographing action moving towards you such as a horse race and you only want the camera to fire when the action is in focus and only when in focus, as of now you cannot use the AF-ON button to do this effectively because as I stated the camera will fire as soon as you depress the shutter release without taking the appropriate millisecond to adjust the focus and only fire when in focus and track the subject that way. On my D300, focus priority worked this way. That's why it's called focus PRIORITY. They just need to make the AF-On button work the same way as the shutter release button for focusing.

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