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  1. #11
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    Re: BBF

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    I have U1 set up as Aperture Priority and BBF, and since I happen to have my D750 out right now, I switched it to AF-S with BBF and single point. It's also set to focus priority. I focused with the back button, let go of the back button and recomposed. Then I fired the shutter. Mine worked fine. Are those all the settings you're referring to, Nick?
    Two cameras acting differently with with the same setting. Wonder if it could be a software thing. There seems to be along list of updates in the change log.

    Hark what software version is your d750 at?
    @Skwaz what version are you at? Did I read your was grey market?


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  2. #12
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    Re: Bbf

    Thanks Hark , mine won't fire with those settings , as a few others won't , I need to be on release priority
    those setting you heave work on my 7100 but not on my 750

  3. #13
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    Re: BBF

    Hi Needa , my firmware is 1.13 am I missing something

  4. #14
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    Re: BBF

    Quote Originally Posted by Skwaz View Post
    Hi Needa , my firmware is 1.13 am I missing something
    No, that is the latest and greatest according to the Nikon site. Just wondering why yours acts differently.
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  5. #15
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    Re: BBF

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    I have U1 set up as Aperture Priority and BBF, and since I happen to have my D750 out right now, I switched it to AF-S with BBF and single point. It's also set to focus priority. I focused with the back button, let go of the back button and recomposed. Then I fired the shutter. Mine worked fine. Are those all the settings you're referring to, Nick?
    Yes. I've found my d7100* overrides the a1 and a2 priority settings when AF-On (bbf) is set. So no matter what, I get release priority when using the bb. It sounded like the OP was stuck with the camera not seeing focus when he recomposed, so that told me he is having focus priority with af-s and bbf. So its sounds like the d750 does respect the a1 and a2 settings with bbf set. (maybe, see below)*

    You were able to to snap the shutter after recomposing. It is possible that the single point randomly fell on something focused even though you recomposed. Maybe try the test with your hand in front of the lens. Focus with bbf and af-s,focus priority. Then put your hand inches in front and see if the shutter refuses to snap. Your hand will certainly be out of focus and we will know whether or not bbf overrides the a2 menu. If it does snap on your hand, maybe the op had another setting causing some affect. I guess this deserves a try to see if af-c works the same with with its a1 menu.

    *Now for more fun and confusion.... I just tried my d7100 and d7200. I have been thinking they both worked the same. The d7100 overrides a1 and a2 and I always get release priority with bbf set as I have been saying. The problem is, when I just tried the d7200, its a little different. In af-c, bbf overrides menu a1 and I get release priority no matter what, as expected. Even when set for focus priority, the shutter will fire. If I switch to af-s, then the a2 priority menu is respected. That was a surprise. I never use af-s with bbf so I probably never tried it. I assumed it behaved like the d7100 and overrode both a1 and a2 with bbf. So its looking like d7000, d7100, and d7200 are all a little different. Ugh, my head hurts.
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    I must have a really good camera.

  6. #16
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    Re: BBF

    Quote Originally Posted by Needa View Post
    Hark what software version is your d750 at?
    Mine is the original firmware on all bodies.
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  7. #17
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    Re: Bbf

    Will try again tomorrow far to many combinations of keeping button pressed or not
    thanks for all input

  8. #18
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    Re: Bbf

    Quote Originally Posted by Skwaz View Post
    Will try again tomorrow far to many combinations of keeping button pressed or not
    thanks for all input
    For me, its a second hobby to learn all the technical possibilities, I hope I didn't make things more complicated. In the end, all you really need to do is set af-c mode, menu a1 to release, menu a6 to af-on only. This will give you the 'text book' bbf technique. Anything else would be a special situation. With those settings, hold the button for continuous focus, let it go for a simulated af-s mode to recompose or just to be pre-focused on a particular spot. It took me a year to really love this method.
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  9. #19
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    Hi Nickt , here's the final conclusions for knowledge bank On 71000 , it will shoot recompose and shoot in af-s and af-c in Focus priority and release priority , letting go of button after initial press On 750 all the same except for af-s in focus priority , press bb to focus release recompose won't shoot ,but press Bb to focus keep pressed , recompose it fires without refocusing , hope this makes sense Not too worried about it , I will just use bbf as its supposed to be used , as you suggested Thanks
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  10. #20
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    Re: Bbf

    Quote Originally Posted by Skwaz View Post
    Hi Nickt , here's the final conclusions for knowledge bank On 71000 , it will shoot recompose and shoot in af-s and af-c in Focus priority and release priority , letting go of button after initial press On 750 all the same except for af-s in focus priority , press bb to focus release recompose won't shoot ,but press Bb to focus keep pressed , recompose it fires without refocusing , hope this makes sense Not too worried about it , I will just use bbf as its supposed to be used , as you suggested Thanks
    Thanks for the update. Its sounds like the d750 behaves just like the d7200, including the holding of the bb in af-s-fp and recomposing, just tried it. Interesting. I'm not thinking of any good use off-hand for af-s w/bbf, but interesting that Nikon has these subtle tweaks between similar models.
    It took me a year to get used to bbf. Lots of back and forth and some missed shots in my confusion. Then it all clicked and I began finding great use for it in macro and wildlife. I leave it always at af-c, at most I change from single point to d9 or more for a bird in flight. I keep a U setting with shutter button focus in case I need to hand the camera to someone for a shot.
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