I like BBF for the most part, but one way it does not work for me is when I am hand holding my ettl flash off camera using an ettl cord. I find it very uncomfortable to use one hand and use my thimb and finger to do two different things. having the shutter focus and lock focus with a half press is so much easier one handed while your other hand is holding a flash.
Any of you guys run in to this situation? I have the 350 500D bidies, so they are smaller and I bet the 60D and 7D are much more massive in your hands and I am thinkng I could do both fingers while holding the camera in one hand.
I use it, but really, I have yet to see exactly what you get with it beyond the normal thing as far as focus goes, you can lock your focus with a half push, so is it a problem to lock focus with a half push?
I just get the feeling that if the cameras originally were BBf with a setting to allow the half pres shutter to lock focus, in some alternate universe this thread would be opposite, saying how convenient and great HPSFC (half press shutter Focus control) is and that you should be using it.
I just know that when using one hand to control the rebels, BBF is much harder than using the shutter half press with one finger.
I use the BBF because it is nice to have exposure lock done with a half press.