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    Posted: 11 October 2017 at 03:48
Anyone assign focus from the shutter button to another? Lots of people I know use 'back button focus' and find it easier.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 October 2017 at 06:31
Nope, but why do you ask?
I don't see the need. I can't see the advantage of back button focusing in most situations to be honest. While I'm sure there are some advantages, I think "lots of people" just use the back button focus because "lots of people" use it - not because it is better. Just IMO.
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I've never used it, but know several who say they could not live without it. Wondered if anyone uses it here.
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I use it on my camera that I use for sports and wildlife photos. I use it in continuous AF so that it keeps focusing while I'm holding it in, that way you don't have to acquire focus again after a shot like you do when focus is assigned to the shutter button. I don't have my other cameras set up that way though. There isn't an advantage that I can see for still subjects, besides remembering how you have that camera set up (and I have no problem with that). I guess one other advantage would be that it eliminates accidental shots from a sensitive shutter button. It's easy enough to set up and try it out to see how you like it.
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I use it for bird photography. I only started using back button focus about a year go, but I do prefer it. The only issue I have is that because I'd gone so many years without it, if I haven't picked the camera up for a week or two I sometimes initially forget that I've assigned it to the back button now.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 October 2017 at 18:08
Originally posted by AutumnRose AutumnRose wrote:

I use it on my camera that I use for sports and wildlife photos.

Originally posted by punkskaphil punkskaphil wrote:

I use it for bird photography.

Like I said: I'm sure there are some advantages - these are very specific situations.
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