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

Started Aug 8, 2019 | Discussions thread
pauljames34 Regular Member • Posts: 389
Re: Auto Area Focus

phototeacher wrote:

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.

After years of doing it like that I've switched around and now have the back button to disable auto focus and only use in the rare case I need to focus and recompose. My shutter button does normal focusing now and I usually make sure I've got the right focus point selected for the composition.

It's improved my hit rate immensely.

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