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    AF on button

    hi guys
    i'm about to learn how to use AF on button in my D3300, search all the articles i can get and all the tutorial videos on youtube
    any good tips, will be so much appreciated



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    Re: AF on button

    oh yeah i've seen this tutorial. i just havent got the time to practice
    thanks though

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    I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think you can fully utilize this technique on the d3300. I know I cannot on the d3100. The technique requires that the camera be set for 'release priority'. That means the camera is allowed to snap a shot even when not in focus. Many of the benefits of the technique require this. I'm talking situations where you focus with the back button, release the back button, and recompose the shot. Easy enough to test, with back button set up, see if you can take an out of focus shot. If you cannot release the shutter with the focus point falling on something not in focus, you wont get full benefit from this technique.
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    Re: AF on button

    Quote Originally Posted by Joy R View Post
    hi guys
    i'm about to learn how to use AF on button in my D3300, search all the articles i can get and all the tutorial videos on youtube
    any good tips, will be so much appreciated
    If you want to understand the AF-L/AE-L button this article from Photography Life would be a good place to start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickt View Post
    I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think you can fully utilize this technique on the d3300. I know I cannot on the d3100. The technique requires that the camera be set for 'release priority'. That means the camera is allowed to snap a shot even when not in focus. Many of the benefits of the technique require this. I'm talking situations where you focus with the back button, release the back button, and recompose the shot. Easy enough to test, with back button set up, see if you can take an out of focus shot. If you cannot release the shutter with the focus point falling on something not in focus, you wont get full benefit from this technique.
    There are some good user comments near the end of the article Horoscope linked regarding the d3200. Sounds like they coded release priority for use with the af-on button even the there is no menu item specifically for turning on release prioity. Hopefully they did this for the d3300 as well.
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    yes!! photographylife.com is my bible. i listen to almost everything what Nasim Mansurov says. from the first time which camera and gears i need. the lessons. everything

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    Re: AF on button

    Quote Originally Posted by Joy R View Post
    yes!! photographylife.com is my bible. i listen to almost everything what Nasim Mansurov says. from the first time which camera and gears i need. the lessons. everything
    Nasim is great... Love his site.

    As for the article, you didn't specifically say anything about wanting to set up Back-Button Focus so I hope you found the article informative and that it answered any questions you have. If you are interested in setting up BBF, there's a superbly comprehensive article on Nasim's site about that as well.
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    Thanks Kevin, Nickt, Paul
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    Re: AF on button

    ok. i just got the time to try it. i know it now
    amazing feature!!
    @nickt
    i don't know about D3100. but i saw that D5000 has the same function like D3300
    change the AE-L / AF-L button to AF-ON (not AE/AF Lock)
    change it in the menu. see the tutorial at the end

    you need to keep pressing the button if you haven't change to AF ON
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