Back button focusing for new 7D user

Started Dec 3, 2009 | Discussions thread
Wayndom Senior Member • Posts: 1,933
Re: Not exactly what I wanted

designdog wrote:

With the 7D I can set the shutter button to "meter only." Then the AF on button on the back of the camera does the metering and focusing. But what I want is the shutter button to do the metering, and the back button to do the focusing. To separate the two.

I believe in that case, the rear AF button will focus and start metering, but the shutter button will reactivate metering (but not focusing) when you press it. That's how it works on my 50D...

50D, XT/350D, EF-S 17-55, EF-S 10-22

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