Can a 5D4 lock focus on a subject when you recompose?

Started Aug 8, 2019 | Discussions thread
phototeacher Senior Member • Posts: 1,102
Re: Auto Area Focus

apersson850 wrote:

As long as the subject itself doesn't run around, you don't need to do more than the normal thing.
One Shot AF, aim focus point at subjet, half-press, recompose and fire when ready.

To track a moving subject, the safest method is to select an AF point that's on the target, and keep it there. Multi-point selections may work, better the later (and more advanced) the camera is.

The only other method would be enabling back button focus, get focus on your subject, then let go of the button and recompose.   Shutter button will not enable focus with this method, so it does take getting used to.   Other wise  apersson850  probably has the best method.

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