a12: Built-in AF-Assist Illuminator
G button U A Custom Settings menu
Choose whether the built-in AF-assist illuminator lights to assist the focus operation in photo mode when lighting is poor.
|[ON]||In photo mode, the illuminator will light as required when AF‑S is selected for focus mode.|
|[OFF]||The illuminator does not light to assist the focus operation. The camera may not be able to focus when lighting is poor.|
- The AF-assist illuminator has a range of about 1–3 m (3 ft 4 in.–9 ft 10 in.).
- Remove lens hoods when using the illuminator.
Do not obstruct the AF-assist illuminator while it is lit.
Some lenses may block the light from the AF-assist illuminator at some or all focus distances. Information on these restrictions is available from the Nikon Download Center.