Back-Button Focus Question

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Don Bish Regular Member • Posts: 101
Back-Button Focus Question
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I think I know the answer but I want to hear from those more experienced than I on this (and that's overwhelmingly most of you).

I rarely shoot moving things.  I'll state that up front.

I do understand (I believe) the stated advantage of having BBF set up and having the focus mode set to AF-C - Press and hold the AF-On button and you've got continuous focus going and you can then track your subject.  For non-moving things, press and release the AF-On button and then take your shot (recomposing if need be).

If I'm shooting non-moving things however, the press and release method seems to have one downside in that I don't know whether or not the camera locked focus (no green square).  I know I can switch to AF-S to get that confirmation but that sort of defeats one of the stated advantages of using BBF, namely, that you don't have to fiddle with AF settings.

So, for an overwhelmingly stills shooter like me, is there really any advantage to BBF?

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