Z7: AF Assist Illuminator fires in MF/Timer- bug??

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Z7: AF Assist Illuminator fires in MF/Timer- bug??
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Hi,

During my last studio work, I have found what I consider a possible bug with the Z7.

We were two photographers trying to work simultaneously in a (low) continuous light (no strobes) studio environment. Thus I was planning to avoid using the green AF light (which might ruin the photos of the other photographer).

My Z7 (latest firmware, at the time with FTZ+Nikkor 50mm 1.8G) was mounted on a tripod and set as follows:

  1. Manual exposure and Focus (after pre focusing)
  2. a11 Low Light AF -ON
  3. a12- Built-in AF-assist illuminator - OFF!

I was shooting by using the screen (activating the shutter while raising my finger from the screen).

This worked fine in single release, however, switching to timer 3- shots mode, with the same parameters, the green AF assist "fired" before each shot.

Did I forget something? How can I achieve my goal, or is it a bug?

Thanks

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Regards,
Michael Badt
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