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Old 17th of July 2011 (Sun)   #1
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Default BACK BUTTON OR Shutter button?

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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Default Re: BACK BUTTON OR Shutter button?

I use back button focusing for all situations as I like to standardize procedure. One less thing to think about.
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stcik with it. 2 functions - 2 seperate buttons
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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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Default Re: BACK BUTTON OR Shutter button?

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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Default Re: BACK BUTTON OR Shutter button?

Well 4 out of 4 say stick with Back Button for focus .. so I will.
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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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Whatever you feel is more comfortable.
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