I'm using a Nikon D3200 for a short stop motion video. The scene 2-d, some colored elements on a plain white background. The AF finds it hard to focus so I've switched the lens to manual focus, but the AF still tries, and tries, and tries to focus. So I used the menu to switch the buttons to AF-ON, and now I can take a shot without the camera hunting for focus. It seems weird that I should have to set 'AF-ON' to get AF to stop hunting. But there we are and I've got a bigger problem.
I can take a shot using the finger button, but that shakes the camera even though it's on a tripod. It's really visible when I put the shots together in a single video. So I tried using an IR remote which works :-) Sometimes :( Most of the time I get the same hunting behaviour as without the 'AF-ON' set.
The behaviour I want is to be able to use the IR-Remote, so I don't shake the camera, and for it not to hunt for focus even though I've got the lens set to manual and the camera set to manual.
What do I need to set to do it? Or should I give up with the IR control and just use a cord connected shutter release?