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Old 22nd of December 2012 (Sat)   #1
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Default Back button focus on the 6D . . .

. . . how do you do it? Yes, I've read the manual---very confusing to an old man.
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Old 22nd of December 2012 (Sat)   #2
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Default Re: Back button focus on the 6D . . .

Just press it.
Hold it with your thumb to lock focus, then shoot.
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Old 22nd of December 2012 (Sat)   #3
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Default Re: Back button focus on the 6D . . .

Remember to remove focusing from the shutter button in the custom settings....
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Default Re: Back button focus on the 6D . . .

Try this link:

Back Button Auto Focus Explained

Using this article, I set it to work on my new T3i, I've got to get used to it more...

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Old 22nd of December 2012 (Sat)   #5
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Default Re: Back button focus on the 6D . . .

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Try this link:

Back Button Auto Focus Explained

Using this article, I set it to work on my new T3i, I've got to get used to it more...

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Old 22nd of December 2012 (Sat)   #6
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Default Re: Back button focus on the 6D . . .

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Remember to remove focusing from the shutter button in the custom settings....
Thanks for the replies. This ^^^ is what I can't figure out.
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Default Re: Back button focus on the 6D . . .

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Thanks for the replies. This ^^^ is what I can't figure out.
There was a link here yesterday that had a YouTube video in EOS auto focusing that was put there by B&H photo.

It was a long video, but part of what it covered was the back focus button and why it was so confusing, Apparently there is a dash that separates left function to right function and you choose what you want.

Maybe someone can give a link again. I don't recall the thread it was in.
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Default Re: Back button focus on the 6D . . .

I'd like to see it. They changed it from the 5D2, now it's a confusing mess under Custom Function III, #5. I want to be able to focus with the back button AF ON and only meter with the shutter button. They have made it incredibly confusing.
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I'd like to see it. They changed it from the 5D2, now it's a confusing mess under Custom Function III, #5. I want to be able to focus with the back button AF ON and only meter with the shutter button. They have made it incredibly confusing.
Go in to C.Fn III - 5
Select the shutter button and set it so that the icon only shows the metering icon
Then, go select the back button and set it so the icon shows the metering icon and AF icon
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Default Re: Back button focus on the 6D . . .

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Go in to C.Fn III - 5
Select the shutter button and set it so that the icon only shows the metering icon
Then, go select the back button and set it so the icon shows the metering icon and AF icon
That of course is assuming he wants it set that way. It was sports photographers that originally requested this feature due to moving subjects. They preferred a locked focus opposed to one that kept changing every time the shutter button was half way pressed.
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That of course is assuming he wants it set that way. It was sports photographers that originally requested this feature due to moving subjects. They preferred a locked focus opposed to one that kept changing every time the shutter button was half way pressed.
Based on earlier posts, that's exactly what he's trying to get. I'm not sure what you're saying here...
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Default Re: Back button focus on the 6D . . .

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Go in to C.Fn III - 5
Select the shutter button and set it so that the icon only shows the metering icon
Then, go select the back button and set it so the icon shows the metering icon and AF icon
DING DING! We got a winner! Appreciate the help, and to all who tried. thanks!
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Default Re: Back button focus on the 6D . . .

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Based on earlier posts, that's exactly what he's trying to get. I'm not sure what you're saying here...
I have never set my camera for this, but it seems one has to make a choice to do one or the other. I prefer to focus with the shutter button, so perhaps he was just interested in how it works and not actually wanting the change to be done.

That's all I am saying.

But you made it clear so job well done.

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DING DING! We got a winner! Appreciate the help, and to all who tried. thanks!
Glad that got it sorted for you

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I have never set my camera for this, but it seems one has to make a choice to do one or the other. I prefer to focus with the shutter button, so perhaps he was just interested in how it works and not actually wanting the change to be done.

That's all I am saying.

But you made it clear so job well done.
Ahhh, gotcha. Just wasn't following...yeah, it's definitely a conscious choice setting.
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Default Re: Back button focus on the 6D . . .

I've always had my cameras set up in the opposite manner - shutter button focuses as per normal except for when holding down the back button.
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