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BACK BUTTON OR Shutter button?

 
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Jul 17, 2011 14:12 |  #1

I am shooting some outdoor tennis for the first time next week. I will be using a 7d and a 70 - 200 f2.8. I also plan to shoot manual for aperture, shutter speed and ISO. I also plan to use AI Servo. I have recently been using back button for focussing. Should I stick with it or would it be more sensible to use the shutter release button given that exposure is being dealt with manually?


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Jul 17, 2011 14:24 |  #2

I use back button focusing for all situations as I like to standardize procedure. One less thing to think about.


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Jul 17, 2011 14:33 |  #3

stcik with it. 2 functions - 2 seperate buttons :)


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Jul 17, 2011 15:43 |  #4

LeeRatters wrote in post #12773929external link
stcik with it. 2 functions - 2 seperate buttons :)

This. I moved the focus to the back button because I got frustrated missing shots because the camera didn't have focus confirmation.




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Jul 17, 2011 16:28 |  #5

Back button focus for more consistency.
Back Button Focus with AI Servo and I'm good to go even with moving subjects such as birds in flight.


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Jul 17, 2011 17:02 as a reply to tkerr's post |  #6

Well 4 out of 4 say stick with Back Button for focus .. so I will.
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Jul 17, 2011 17:05 |  #7

I personally hate back button focus. I never use it.

I think the answer is simple. If you love back button for focus, use it. If you hate back button for focus, don't use it.


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Jul 17, 2011 17:12 |  #8

Whatever you feel is more comfortable.


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