D800 AF-ON Button to switch to AF-C , FW update?

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D800 AF-ON Button to switch to AF-C , FW update?
Jul 19, 2012

Now that a switch form AF-S to AF-C is in camera/Menu.

My guess is, with a simple update of the FW we could have a choice to ASSIGN the AF-ON Button to "temporarily" and more importantly QUICKLY turn on AF-C !

Normally my jobs are basically AF-S type. There are other jobs where it is shot ALL in AF-C , sports. So, for me I do not use the AF-ON and the always on AF-C technique. Mainly because I like to use my thumb to move my AF point. And have got to the point where I am pretty fast at it. Just a matter of preferance.

BUT, there is always times when in AF-S that a QUICK change to AF-C is needed. Say when all of a sudden someone starts running.

Having the ability to PROGRAM / Assign the AF-ON button to be AF-C would be really useful , and I would imagine many others that might need to flip from AF-S to AF-C quickly.

CAN THIS BE DONE? I am thinking because of the way the D800 / D7000 button now is , it can be.

fyi: now the opposite can be true too. when in AF-C ... a AF-ON button press could switch you to AF-S ... where for say one shot you want to AF and Re-compose and wait for the action to happen with your new composition.

imho, a AF-ON Button push is WAY FASTER than the current way of doing it.

Thank you,
HG

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