I have a remote with my D7000 and it's hugely frustrating that it auto focuses when using the remote. The whole reason I want it is for speed and to not move the tripod.

I have looked through the settings and turned off auto focus on the lens and body.

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    It's been a while since I've had a D7000 but setting the lens to MF mode should disable AF completely, just remember to put it back to AF when done. – Itai Dec 20 '15 at 6:05
  • Sadly it doesn't. It will only auto focus when using the remote, if i snap away normally of course there is no auto focus – Jamie Hutber Dec 20 '15 at 11:15

You can turn off autofocus using the dial at the bottom left side (when looking though the viewfinder), beside the bajonett. Turn it from AF to M to disable autofocus. You then need to focus the lens manually. You may also auto-focus first, then switch to M before using a remote trigger.

Location of the AF-mode dial (sceenshot of the manual page 3)

(Page 3)

Detail view of the AF-mode dial (sceenshot of the manual page 91)

(Page 91)

(Source: http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/products/26/D7000.html)

  • Unfortunately I have already done this. – Jamie Hutber Dec 20 '15 at 11:14

Not possible yet. you need to do it manually.

Nikon have only two remote device(other also):

ML-L3: External Remote shutter(infrared ray,Range:5 meter appx.)

WU-1a: Wireless remote shutter with cell phone(wifi)

  • I wonder why they would make a remote and then not give you control over how you would like to use that remote. Shocked and stunned :O – Jamie Hutber Dec 20 '15 at 11:15

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