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View Poll Results: Do you use back button focus?
f/yes 5 62.50%
f/no 2 25.00%
What is this wizardry you speak of? 1 12.50%
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:48 AM   #1
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Back button focusing

I was taught how to use this feature on my D300S a couple years ago and have never looked back. It's great! How many of you use it?

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Old 01-09-2014, 10:49 AM   #2
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I know that's how you focus when using live view, but it why would you use it when looking through the viewfinder?
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I know that's how you focus when using live view, but it why would you use it when looking through the viewfinder?
It doesn't lock in exposure like the shutter button does, only enables AF tracking. Very useful when your subject is in motion, under changing lighting conditions.
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I use it when I'm shooting overhead with live view on. A lot of times I'm at a concert and the stage is set real high and I want to get a different angle of the musicians. I use the AF lock
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Love it, use it all the time on my 5DII
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So how does it work? You hold the button while tracking the subject, and then hit the shutter when you're ready to take the shot?
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That's how I use my AF for couple of years now. 5dmk2 5dmk3 6d....
Its much more convenient then half press, especially when you readjust for composition

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So how does it work? You hold the button while tracking the subject, and then hit the shutter when you're ready to take the shot?
Yup!
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