D800 Single-point AF vs. Normal AF

Started Jan 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Shotcents Veteran Member • Posts: 4,472
Re: I decide

JacquesC wrote:

Shotcents wrote:

No AF Assist light available in AF-c mode. Sometimes you do need it! You need to be in AF-S for the light to work..

Thought I'd mention it!


Yes you're quite correct - I have no idea why Nikon chose to disable AF Assist with AF-C, I'm sure they have their reasons. Fortunately it needs to be pretty dark before the D700/D800 starts struggling to focus

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I think the reason is that the light would STAY on as long as you held the AF-ON button down, turning the D800 into a flashlight and probably taxing the light itself.


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