Going back to shutter button focusing

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Going back to shutter button focusing

I've been using back-button focusing since the 5D.

But now with  the R, I'm setting focusing with a half-press of the shutter button on my C2 and C3 modes.  Those are both set for Av autofocusing with the control ring set for exposure compensation (C2 is further set for shooting in daylight, C3 is set for stage productions).

Putting focusing back on the shutter button--servo focusing--allows me to constantly ride exposure with the control ring, focus point with my right thumb, and focusing with my right index finger.

My C1 mode is for studio, where I'm primarily using the rear screen with the camera on a camera stand.  I'll keep that one on rear button focusing.

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