M6ii Shutter Button Issue

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Hoka Hey
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M6ii Shutter Button Issue

The shutter button on my M6ii has a behavior that I'm not used to. When I half press, I meet resistance. Then, I have to press just a little harder to activate AF. On my R and 5D4, when I meet resistance, AF is activated without any need for further pressure.

Have other folks noticed this? If so, is it an issue or a feature?

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Re: M6ii Shutter Button Issue

Hoka Hey wrote:

The shutter button on my M6ii has a behavior that I'm not used to. When I half press, I meet resistance. Then, I have to press just a little harder to activate AF. On my R and 5D4, when I meet resistance, AF is activated without any need for further pressure.

Have other folks noticed this? If so, is it an issue or a feature?

Bump.

I'm missing shots because the AF is not activating when I reach 1st resistance.

If you are not having this issue, please confirm that this is not normal.

Thanks.

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Re: M6ii Shutter Button Issue

Mine feels just about right.

Can you AF without actually tripping the shutter?

R2

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Hoka Hey
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Re: M6ii Shutter Button Issue

R2D2 wrote:

Mine feels just about right.

Can you AF without actually tripping the shutter?

R2

Thanks R2.

I hit resistance. Then, I have to press a little more to get AF. Then I press firmly to trip the shutter.

I hit resistance and trigger AF at the same time on the R and the 5D4.

I had originally thought that AF was extra taking time to acquire focus on the M6ii. However, I now have figured out that I have to press harder to get AF. I think that have a bad unit and am going to send it back unless others are having the same experience and there is a good reason to have two different levels of "half-press."

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Re: M6ii Shutter Button Issue

Hoka Hey wrote:

The shutter button on my M6ii has a behavior that I'm not used to. When I half press, I meet resistance. Then, I have to press just a little harder to activate AF. On my R and 5D4, when I meet resistance, AF is activated without any need for further pressure.

Have other folks noticed this? If so, is it an issue or a feature?

Joe

I've never noticed this. But lately I've been using back-button focus, so I'm not really paying attention to the half shutter point anymore. I'll check it out later this morning and let you know what I find.

-David

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Re: M6ii Shutter Button Issue

Hoka Hey wrote:

R2D2 wrote:

Mine feels just about right.

Can you AF without actually tripping the shutter?

R2

Thanks R2.

I hit resistance. Then, I have to press a little more to get AF. Then I press firmly to trip the shutter.

I hit resistance and trigger AF at the same time on the R and the 5D4.

I had originally thought that AF was extra taking time to acquire focus on the M6ii. However, I now have figured out that I have to press harder to get AF. I think that have a bad unit and am going to send it back unless others are having the same experience and there is a good reason to have two different levels of "half-press."

I have noticed that shutter feel varies somewhat between bodies (over the years).  See if you can try out another copy if this one doesn’t feel right though.

Good luck,

R2

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Hoka Hey
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Re: M6ii Shutter Button Issue

R2D2 wrote:

Hoka Hey wrote:

R2D2 wrote:

Mine feels just about right.

Can you AF without actually tripping the shutter?

R2

Thanks R2.

I hit resistance. Then, I have to press a little more to get AF. Then I press firmly to trip the shutter.

I hit resistance and trigger AF at the same time on the R and the 5D4.

I had originally thought that AF was extra taking time to acquire focus on the M6ii. However, I now have figured out that I have to press harder to get AF. I think that have a bad unit and am going to send it back unless others are having the same experience and there is a good reason to have two different levels of "half-press."

I have noticed that shutter feel varies somewhat between bodies (over the years). See if you can try out another copy if this one doesn’t feel right though.

Good luck,

R2

Thanks R2.

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Joe

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Re: M6ii Shutter Button Issue

Hoka Hey wrote:

The shutter button on my M6ii has a behavior that I'm not used to. When I half press, I meet resistance. Then, I have to press just a little harder to activate AF. On my R and 5D4, when I meet resistance, AF is activated without any need for further pressure.

Have other folks noticed this? If so, is it an issue or a feature?

I can’t say I’ve noticed anything unusual on either of our units, but will double check. Could it be configured differently to the default?

davidgp
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Hoka Hey wrote:

The shutter button on my M6ii has a behavior that I'm not used to. When I half press, I meet resistance. Then, I have to press just a little harder to activate AF. On my R and 5D4, when I meet resistance, AF is activated without any need for further pressure.

Have other folks noticed this? If so, is it an issue or a feature?

So, I tried this today.  I'm not sure I'd describe my camera's behavior as you do.  I found that it auto-focused as I reached the maximum resistance but not before, then extra force was needed to overcome the resistance and trigger the shutter.

This seems a bit different than my T2i, but very easy to use, so I have no complaints.  Though as I mentioned earlier, I'm currently using back-button focusing.

-David

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Re: M6ii Shutter Button Issue

This garnered my curiosity, so I thought to try it first on the M6; then the M6ii. No discernible difference between the two cameras, with a simple light touch to the resistance point for the green box, followed by shutter actuation with a slightly firmer press.

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Today, I realized that AF was going off and on even when I felt like I was exerting constant pressure on the shutter button.

I'm going to return the unit.

Thanks to all.

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Joe

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Re: M6ii Shutter Button Issue

Hoka Hey wrote:

Today, I realized that AF was going off and on even when I felt like I was exerting constant pressure on the shutter button.

I'm going to return the unit.

Thanks to all.

Definitely sounds like a defective unit.

Noogy
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Hoka Hey wrote:

The shutter button on my M6ii has a behavior that I'm not used to. When I half press, I meet resistance. Then, I have to press just a little harder to activate AF. On my R and 5D4, when I meet resistance, AF is activated without any need for further pressure.

Have other folks noticed this? If so, is it an issue or a feature?

I noticed such hesitation in the first week I used the camera. It's gone now. Don't know if it's some kind of breaking in. I'm nearing two thousand shots now in my M6II btw if that helps.

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Hoka Hey
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Re: M6ii Shutter Button Issue

Noogy wrote:

Hoka Hey wrote:

The shutter button on my M6ii has a behavior that I'm not used to. When I half press, I meet resistance. Then, I have to press just a little harder to activate AF. On my R and 5D4, when I meet resistance, AF is activated without any need for further pressure.

Have other folks noticed this? If so, is it an issue or a feature?

I noticed such hesitation in the first week I used the camera. It's gone now. Don't know if it's some kind of breaking in. I'm nearing two thousand shots now in my M6II btw if that helps.

Thanks Noogy. My unit just doesn't seem right. It seems like it's getting worse instead of better.

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Joe

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Re: M6ii Shutter Button Issue

Hoka Hey wrote:

Today, I realized that AF was going off and on even when I felt like I was exerting constant pressure on the shutter button.

I'm going to return the unit.

Thanks to all.

That doesn’t sound right at all. Good idea on returning it.

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