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C.Fn IV: Operation on your 5DMKII

 
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Feb 27, 2012 20:45 |  #1

What setting do you have your 5DMKII (and similiar bodies) set to usually or always?


0: Metering + AF start
1: Metering + AF start / AF stop
2: Metering start / Meter+AF start
3: AE lock / Metering + AF start
4: Metering + AF start / disable


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Feb 27, 2012 20:59 |  #2

I use 2: Metering start / Meter+AF start I like the control of focus and shutter as different entities




  
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Feb 27, 2012 21:12 |  #3

^ Same - #2.


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Feb 27, 2012 21:18 |  #4

I switch between 0 and 3 as needed. always on 3 on the 1d.


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Feb 27, 2012 21:38 as a reply to  @ Higgs Boson's post |  #5

These confused the hell out of me coming from a T1i, where they are obvious (and only 2 buttons rather than 3). Looking at the list I still can't decipher what they mean, but I use 1 and 2 (1 is standard AE lock and AF with shutter 1/2 press, 2 is back-button AF).

I should probably test them all again and see if any others are useful to me.


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Feb 28, 2012 03:02 |  #6

#0. I tried back button focusing and I can see the benefits, but I'm too used to half-presses now.


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Feb 28, 2012 05:59 |  #7

#3, always and on every camera.


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Feb 28, 2012 06:29 |  #8

ejenner wrote in post #13980203 (external link)
These confused the hell out of me coming from a T1i, where they are obvious (and only 2 buttons rather than 3). Looking at the list I still can't decipher what they mean, but I use 1 and 2 (1 is standard AE lock and AF with shutter 1/2 press, 2 is back-button AF).

I should probably test them all again and see if any others are useful to me.

http://www.learn.usa.c​anon.com …ckbutton_af_art​icle.shtml (external link)
The 4 choices explained in page 3




  
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Feb 28, 2012 08:31 |  #9

Sweet, thanks. I must admit I never did a search for the explanations, just found what I needed and stopped there. I might actually use option 3 now and the wording makes some sense.


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Feb 28, 2012 09:58 |  #10

im not sure which mine is set to out of those.

my back button is used to focus and my shutter button is used to lock exposure at half press and fire shutter at full press




  
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Feb 28, 2012 10:12 |  #11

tzalman wrote in post #13981914 (external link)
#3, always and on every camera.

you like to back button focus at large apertures in low light with One Shot and moving targets, like people or pets? that's when I like to move focus back to the shutter button.

shutter button for One Shot, back button for Servo, IMO.


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Feb 28, 2012 15:27 |  #12

Still a little confused :(


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Feb 28, 2012 16:36 |  #13

Higgs Boson wrote in post #13983024 (external link)
you like to back button focus at large apertures in low light with One Shot and moving targets, like people or pets? that's when I like to move focus back to the shutter button.

shutter button for One Shot, back button for Servo, IMO.

I guess I've got good coordination, the lag between thumb and index finger is very small. :-)


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