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  1. #1
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    Remote shutter release will focus, but not fire.

    Help, Iím losing my mind.
    I have a radio frequency shutter release for my Nikon d7100, been using it for a couple of months and I love it. But suddenly itís not working. It will focus my camera, but will not fire so itís obviously not an issue of the remote itself. Iíve poured over everything I can find as far as the settings I need on my camera, Iím thinking I accidentally changed something one day while shooting. If anyone has run into anything similar please let me know.


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  2. #2
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    Re: Remote shutter release will focus, but not fire.

    1. What shutter release do you have?
    2. Can you plug the remote into the camera and use a a wired remote?
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    Re: Remote shutter release will focus, but not fire.

    Hi, and welcome!

    I vaguely recall on another forum a year or so ago someone asked this same thing, and the answer ended up being an inadvertent adjustment to the AE/AF lock button. Unfortunately I don't remember the exact specifics, but searching around Nikon's site I came up with this. It may be what you're looking for. If not, hopefully someone here more knowledgeable than I will be able to help you.

    Good luck, and hope to see you start posting pictures here soon!
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    Re: Remote shutter release will focus, but not fire.

    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.
    We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.

    Most likely something you changed in the menu system.
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    Re: Remote shutter release will focus, but not fire.

    Welcome to the forum
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  6. #6
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    Re: Remote shutter release will focus, but not fire.

    I have my cameras set up to focus with the first press of the remote, and fire on the second.

    Try a second press.
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    Re: Remote shutter release will focus, but not fire.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerspouse View Post
    Hi, and welcome!

    I vaguely recall on another forum a year or so ago someone asked this same thing, and the answer ended up being an inadvertent adjustment to the AE/AF lock button. Unfortunately I don't remember the exact specifics, but searching around Nikon's site I came up with this. It may be what you're looking for. If not, hopefully someone here more knowledgeable than I will be able to help you.

    Good luck, and hope to see you start posting pictures here soon!
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  8. #8
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    Re: Remote shutter release will focus, but not fire.

    Aodelan WTR-2 is what I am using, however I'm taking self portraits from a distance (20+ ft) so using it as a wired remote is not ideal. :/

    As far as settings I went ahead and did a factory reset, I'm still having no luck. I'm not going to give up yet though.
    Last edited by Danierv; 11-18-2019 at 11:46 PM.

  9. #9
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    Re: Remote shutter release will focus, but not fire.

    I'm wondering if the camera is attempting to focus, but not achieving focus. For a quick test, flip the auto focus lever on the front of the camera to manual focus. Try the release. If it works, then its probably a focus setting that needs to be figured out.
    I must have a really good camera.

  10. #10
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    Re: Remote shutter release will focus, but not fire.

    Check to see if AF C or AF S is being used. I have AF S set to actuate the shutter upon acquiring focus where as the AF C can take a shot once I tell it to. I would try to switch to AF C and see if that corrects the problem. Hope this helps.





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