70D focus and metering buttons (back button focus)

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Gary Wood
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70D focus and metering buttons (back button focus)
4 months ago

I have just bought a 70D as an upgrade from my trusty old 350D.

On the 350D, I used custom functions to set the * button on the rear of the camera to lock the focus and then metering was performed when the shutter was half-pressed. This enabled me to lock focus, recompose and then meter and shoot.

I am trying to figure out how to set up a similar configuration on the 70D but can't work out which options to set. I think the AF-ON button will do what I need in terms of focusing, but it also locks exposure by default? And I don't know how to set the shutter button to set AE only.

Can anyone help, please?

Canon EOS 350D (EOS Digital Rebel XT / EOS Kiss Digital N) Canon EOS 70D
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