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Old Jun 17, 2006, 5:48 PM   #1
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I would like to know how to turn off the AF Assist lamp while using a remote control with a D50. It is good to know that the shutter has been closed if I am the subject. But, if I want to use the camera in very low light situation and don't want someone to notice that I am taking pictures (eg. inside a church), I must disable the signal from the lamp. Is it possible to do this with a D50?
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Old Jun 18, 2006, 5:05 AM   #2
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Custom menu 7 - page 90 of the manual - turns off the AF assist lamp.

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Old Jun 18, 2006, 9:57 AM   #3
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Also, if you do turn this off you may want to consider focusing manually, as AF will be very slow, and unreliable.
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Old Jun 18, 2006, 2:02 PM   #4
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I have already tried this method but the AF illuminator still flashes once the shutter is closed after the exposure while using remote. By turning off this lamp, it oly helps that I can focus without someone notices. But, when I am using a Remote to release shutter, the moment the shutter closes, the lamp flashes once. I don't want the camera to give me a signal that the shutter is closed now.

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I might be missing something, but why don't you just cover it with a black tape.

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Old Jun 19, 2006, 2:39 PM   #6
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I did it a couple of times. I must find some kind of tape which doesn't leave the glue on the cam(rather difficult to get rid of it). I thougt if I can disable it with menu settings, it would be the best. I think now that this option doesn't exist.
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How about a black microcloth over the assist light?
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