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Jun 13, 2012 18:11 as a reply to  @ post 14573332 |  #211

Hi all. Don't have time to look through all 14 pages of this thread to see if this question's already been answered.:oops:

I have the 5D mkII... How do I set this camera up for BBAF? Is there a menu option or CF that needs to be changed. When I have this set, does it disable the shutter button from activating the focus? Thanks!


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Jun 13, 2012 18:55 |  #212

MarxPhoto wrote in post #14575337 (external link)
Hi all. Don't have time to look through all 14 pages of this thread to see if this question's already been answered.:oops:

I have the 5D mkII... How do I set this camera up for BBAF? Is there a menu option or CF that needs to be changed. When I have this set, does it disable the shutter button from activating the focus? Thanks!

C.Fn IV-1 on page 201 of the 5D Mk II manual.


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Jun 13, 2012 20:27 as a reply to  @ post 14568707 |  #213

Gerry, Glenn, jack880

appreciate that, thanks!

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Jun 13, 2012 21:52 |  #214

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Jesus. :rolleyes:

I don't know why people act like BBF is some kind of cult or secret society. It's a setting on your camera.

For me, it's just one extra step with no benefit - so I guess that makes me "idiotic"

+1, I think some of the hoopla falls into the same category as "gripped".


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Jun 14, 2012 17:10 as a reply to  @ casaaviocar's post |  #215

I'll repeat something I just said in another section of this forum:

Photography - There is not just one kind, and there is not just one way to do it. Therein lies its appeal to me.

Try to enjoy the craft for a minute - you might remember why you're doing it in the first place.


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Jun 14, 2012 17:14 |  #216

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+1, I think some of the hoopla falls into the same category as "gripped".

Exactly. It's not the Holy Grail


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Jun 14, 2012 18:03 |  #217

I personally love bbf, but it's not "better", it's just better for me. Not using it doesn't make you less of a photographer as some people are suggesting...


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Jun 14, 2012 18:48 |  #218

I find that focussing using the centre AF point, then recomposing gives me a sharper image than when I say choose the bottom right AF point for a feature to in the bottom right of my image and just take the shot. Has anyone found this? I'm guessing it has something to do with my 500d using an outdated AF system?

Anyway the above is a situation where I find BBF useful for those static sort of shots. I don't need to hold the shutter button halfway whilst I recompose and I can just keep clicking away as long as my heart desires without worrying about the camera refocussing.




  
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Jun 14, 2012 21:57 as a reply to  @ rhys.l's post |  #219

The only time for me when back button focus is NOT good: when handing the camera to my wife because she wants to take a pic, and she is screaming because nothing is in focus... :)


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Jun 14, 2012 22:16 |  #220

kenjancef wrote in post #14581213 (external link)
The only time for me when back button focus is NOT good: when handing the camera to my wife because she wants to take a pic, and she is screaming because nothing is in focus... :)

If I hand my camera to some else to take a pic, I just tell them to push "this" button to focus, then push "this" button to shot. Showing them which buttons after setting camera to center focus point and telling them to put the square where they want to focus. Works everytime with no problem.


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Jun 14, 2012 22:25 |  #221

Eagle wrote in post #14581289 (external link)
If I hand my camera to some else to take a pic, I just tell them to push "this" button to focus, then push "this" button to shot. Showing them which buttons after setting camera to center focus point and telling them to put the square where they want to focus. Works everytime with no problem.

In a perfect world this would be true, but my wife is about as technically inclined as a wet log... :) She uses my old T1i, but since I shoot a lot for the school she teaches at, when she is with me it's my gear that makes the trip.


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Jun 14, 2012 23:12 as a reply to  @ kenjancef's post |  #222

Overkill-F1 wrote in post #14471283 (external link)
All of my focusing is BBF. I have set up one of my Custom Modes with the AF on a half-press of the shutter button. Before I hand over my camera to someone else, I switch to C1 and they have no trouble using my camera. No menu setting to change.
...Terry

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The only time for me when back button focus is NOT good: when handing the camera to my wife because she wants to take a pic, and she is screaming because nothing is in focus... :)

...Terry


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Jun 14, 2012 23:52 |  #223

worse case, BBF has no deficiencies other than learning curve, best case has better AF flexibility compared to shutter button AF. It's simply better than shutter button AF with one caveat of a slight learning curve.


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Jun 16, 2012 17:53 |  #224

Eagle wrote in post #14581289 (external link)
If I hand my camera to some else to take a pic, I just tell them to push "this" button to focus, then push "this" button to shot. Showing them which buttons after setting camera to center focus point and telling them to put the square where they want to focus. Works everytime with no problem.

Better yet - set up one of the custom dial modes (e.g.: C3) with shutter button focus and P mode, then simply turn the dial to that before you hand the camera off. Very handy if you want to be in a photo yourself.




  
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Jun 16, 2012 19:11 |  #225

Someone refresh my memory here...I've gone back and forth with it depending on what I'm shooting, but on a 7D, when you have BBF operational in AI servo mode, if you are shooting a sequence of action shots, do you have to keep that back-button depressed to maintain focus?


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