A99 for Events/Weddings/Etc, couple questions

Started Apr 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: A99 for Events/Weddings/Etc, couple questions

robert614 wrote:

Nice pic Eric.

Did you program AF-on to the AF/MF button?How's that working for you?I programmed mine to the AEL button.

Right now it is on the AF button.

My reasoning is I find the bump of the AEL button gets in the way of using the AF/MF button as a AF-on.

I think I might change to the AEL button for this reason!  I keep hitting it instead of AF button since it is elevated and more in position where the AEL button is on my D7000 which I used for AF, so seems natural.  I don't really use AEL function ever.

Also the AF/MF button is so useful for for focus peaking.If you set the camera to a focus mode other than DMF,the focus peaking won't show when you normally use the camera.Which is what I prefer.But when you put the camera into manual focus with the AF/MF button,the focus peaking appears and is very convenient to switch between the two.That along with focus magnification programmed to the smart teleconverter button(below the fn buton)makes manual focusing very easy and precise.I also should mention I have the AF/MF button to toggle instead of hold.

Thanks for the tip, I will try that out.


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