Recall custom hold. Brilliant feature in theory, but...

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Recall custom hold. Brilliant feature in theory, but...
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I loved the idea of Recall custom hold (RCH). I was introduced to it when I switched to Sony via the A7rii and I put various (potentially) useful settings in right away.

But I never used them in the field, not even once in over 5 years. I didn't set any RCH buttons up at all in the newer bodies I got.

As it happened, in practice, I found no genuine use for RCH. A surprise at first, but not after thinking about it. It's not like I'll suddenly want to shoot birds in flight in the middle of a portrait session, or do an urgent spot of macro at a soccer match. But if those needs were likely, I'd carry a separate body anyway - configured accordingly.

That kinda killed RCH for me, but I thought it may still be useful for temporarily changing one or two settings in a hurry (switch eye-af from human to animal while changing focus area settings, for example). But improved muscle memory, assignable buttons, my menu and the function menu make normal setting controls every bit as quick to use - and it's easier to remember what each button does.

So it seems RCH isn't useful (to me) after all. Did I miss a compelling use case, perhaps?

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