Having problems with your Nikon D100 Digital Camera ?

Low light no focus

\015 When I try to shoot in low light conditions with Nikon D100 the lens 'hunts' but does not focus, the light which should come on to assist is not doing. Any suggestions please\015

Answers :

The Nikon D100 custom settings option 22 - AF Assist, controls the AF Assist light.
Check if this has been turned off.

This option controls whether the auto-focus assist light comes on in low light to help autofocus
latch onto the subject.
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