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May 08, 2012 00:56 |  #1

I currently use a 20D and an EF 35 f/2 and was wondering how the custom user modes function on the newer and higher end bodies.

I am considering upgrading to a 60D and would like to be able to shoot Manual without flash or focus assist and program the custom user mode to be Manual with 2nd curtain flash sync and focus assist. My biggest question is what happens when I switch back to M from C - will the camera only use flash and focus assist when I move the mode dial to C, and then when I go back to M will the flash and focus assist still be disabled?




  
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May 08, 2012 08:06 |  #2

When you switch back to M from C1 or C2, all your settings will revert to what they were originally before you switched to C1 or C2. So, yes, in your example, 2nd curtain and AF assist would be turned off when returning to M -- assuming they were off when you switched to C1 or C2.

Those custom modes are perfect for setting up unique configurations that differ from your normal shooting configuration. For example, I usually shoot in single shot for both AF and drive modes, so I set up one of the custom modes for high speed continuous and AI Servo, along with the center point expanded focus and a high shutter speed using Tv (shutter priority). It works great for when I need to quickly switch to "action mode". I have another one tweaked a little more and customized for shooting ice hockey at our local arena.


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May 08, 2012 18:51 |  #3

I have set up one of the custom modes for high speed continuous, center point AF and AI Servo AF as well. The only problem I have with the custom modes is if you change any option and the camera goes to sleep. When you wake it up, it resets to the saved settings. For example, if I change AI Servo AF to One-Shot AF and the camera goes to sleep, it resets to AI Servo AF when I wake it up.
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May 09, 2012 07:51 |  #4

Overkill-F1 wrote in post #14401320 (external link)
I have set up one of the custom modes for high speed continuous, center point AF and AI Servo AF as well. The only problem I have with the custom modes is if you change any option and the camera goes to sleep. When you wake it up, it resets to the saved settings. For example, if I change AI Servo AF to One-Shot AF and the camera goes to sleep, it resets to AI Servo AF when I wake it up.
...Terry

This was fixed with the 5D3. Now you have the option of having your changes in the custom modes automatically saved permanently. This is a big improvement over my 7D and the 40D I used to own.


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