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Jun 27, 2009 11:06 |  #16

I do this all the time, too.

As for AF and the Shutter Button, I have the AF-On button, but rarely use it. I feel like I'm closer to getting the shot if my finger is poised on the button, just waiting to take the picture. I have only vary rarely accidentally taken a picture because of this (as some warn me about), but it has never cost me the "shot of a lifetime."


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Jun 27, 2009 11:11 |  #17

I do too. From everything from ISO to focus points :)


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Jun 27, 2009 22:48 |  #18
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I can honestly say I've never done this before


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Jun 28, 2009 18:55 as a reply to  @ Karl Johnston's post |  #19

Me too, all the time! :D


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Jun 28, 2009 23:53 |  #20

I press the button halfway every time I look through the viewfinder, regardless of having changed iso, or shutter speed or any thing else. Assuming I'm not manual focusing, of course.

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Jun 28, 2009 23:55 |  #21

SkipD wrote in post #8177895 (external link)
If you ignore the OP's reference to activating autofocus and merely consider the use of the shutter release to exit menus, wake up the camera, or the like, then virtually everybody does that.


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Jun 29, 2009 01:22 |  #22

haha. yeah, I do. I now feel compelled to pick up my camera to assess just why I do this!


edit: ah. changing ISO, white balance et al leaves the chosen setting up thus obscuring the settings/meter reading of the camera. Totally makes sense to push the shutter in this case.



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Jun 29, 2009 06:24 as a reply to  @ Christopher Steven b's post |  #23

I do it too. Seems natural and I never really thought about it.




  
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Jun 30, 2009 16:48 |  #24

Radtech1 wrote in post #8192404 (external link)
I press the button halfway every time I look through the viewfinder, regardless of having changed iso, or shutter speed or any thing else. Assuming I'm not manual focusing, of course.

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I even do it sometimes when I manual focus! Then think to myself, wow, how could i forget i was manually focusing!?


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Jun 30, 2009 17:20 |  #25

SkipD wrote in post #8176197 (external link)
Absolutely not. I have deliberately disconnected the autofocus function from the shutter release button. I do not want focus messed with by the camera until I want it to refocus. Then - and only then - I press the * button on my 20D to activate autofocus.

I do this also for the same reason. I do not re-focus when I change settings. I do reflexively re-focus if the camera is moved at all, even when it probably doesn't need to be re-focused.


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