6D birds in flight

Started May 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
DugT
DugT Senior Member • Posts: 1,154
Re: I prefer back button for everything

I like BB focus for bif because when I have my thumb on the bb focus button, I know the camera is trying to focus. When I am half pressing the shutter button, in the heat of the moment, it is hard to know if I am really half pressed or not. Also, after taking shots, is it still in focus or not or should I half press and then what if I full press by mistake. My action shot keeper rate increased substantially when I switched to bb focus.

For landscapes and everything else I prefer BB focus too. First I back button focus and I know the focus is set until I move. I can recompose or change the camera setting and know the focus will stay where it was. With shutter focus the the camera will try to refocus on the way to shutter release so I have to refocus and recompose again.

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