Autofocus PanoramaNikon D800Setting Notes
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D800-SettingNotes Focus settings
1. Focus settings
The Nikon D800 is designed for recording high-quality panoramas.
To ensure a perfect interaction between RODEON panoramic heads and
the camera, we recommend some general settings.
Using the dial at the left top of the camera, set the Nikon to
“S”. At each trig-ger signal, the camera will take one single
Focus at your scene and then, set your lens on manual focus.
If you like to work with the autofocus, you have to observe
still more. Not al-ways, the recording situation allows a quick
Especially larger, unicolored and shapeless areas are difficult
to process for every autofocus system. In case of inconvenient
settings, the camera will not trigger if the autofocus has not
successfully found a motive and focused it before.
This case complicates all subsequent processes, up to an
entirely useless res-ult.
Focus settings D800-SettingNotes
Therefore, in the camera menu under “Custom Settings menu”,
select the point “a autofocus”. Please, set “a1 priority at AF-C”
and “a2 priority at AF-S” to “release priority” in the next menu.
This ensures a triggering of the camera even in case of an
unsuccessful focusing. These settings are described in the manual
of the D800 on page 281 (Effective: July 2013).
You can easily check your settings regarding the autofocus:
Put the lens cap on your lens, push the trigger and hold it
down. The camera has to take exactly one single image.
1. Focus settings