|Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:18 pm Post subject: Focus trapping on Nikon D7000
|Back here from Canon to Nikon - and still some manual stuff. I wonder if anybody knows (or can find out) if there is a way to trick my Nikon D7000 into focus trapping with MF lenses by using an AF converter.
Normal focus trapping procedure on Nikon D7000 (and others, don't know exactly which ones) is:
Set Custom settings / Autofocus /AF priority selection (AF-s or AF-C) to: focus priority (shutter only releases when an object is in focus)
Set Custom Settings / Controls / Assign AF-L/AE-L button to: AF-on (focussing only possible with AE-L button)
Mount AF lens and focus using AE-L button
Swerve lens away from object, keep shutter fully pressed and aim lens back at prefocused object - snap!
Someplaces I read that this trick also works with full manual Nikon lenses with a Dandelion chip - but mounting such a chip is something for the advanced (anybody got adresses?)
The in-between way might be mounting a Nikon AF converter and a MF lens. Since I haven't got a converter ready (or available in my neighbourhood) my question is:
Could anybody mount a Nikon AF converter with a MF Nikon lens, try the above procedure and report results? Would be lovely if it worked - macro's with my Kiron 105 should become that much more easy, and my Tair 300 could become a bit more useful (?)