Set up af-on button and shutter button on 6d

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tomtek1221
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Set up af-on button and shutter button on 6d
Dec 10, 2013

What is one of the best ways to set up the AF button and shutter button on the 6D. I believe most use the AF button to meter and AF and the shutter button to only trip the shutter. If that is correct could you explain, in the menu, how to set up. Thank you

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billythek
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tomtek1221 wrote:

What is one of the best ways to set up the AF button and shutter button on the 6D. I believe most use the AF button to meter and AF and the shutter button to only trip the shutter. If that is correct could you explain, in the menu, how to set up. Thank you

Google "back button AF 6D".  You'll get lots of hits.  I doubt if "most" use it, but it is popular.  I made the switch a few years ago, and now it is deeply ingrained.

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tomtek1221 wrote:

What is one of the best ways to set up the AF button and shutter button on the 6D. I believe most use the AF button to meter and AF and the shutter button to only trip the shutter. If that is correct could you explain, in the menu, how to set up. Thank you

YOu have it right, except that I believe the shutter button still sets exposure when used.

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