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  1. #1
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    Back button focus on n8008s

    Does any one have an idea on setting up back button focus on a Nikon N8008s? Itís easy to do on an N80, Iíve got two of them set up that way, but I donít see any way to change button functions on an N8008s. May be Iím just missing something.


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  2. #2
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    Re: Back button focus on n8008s

    I happen to have a non-functioning N8008s and it's operation manual.

    The buttons cannot have the functions reassigned. Also the current sense of Back Button Focus is simply not a feature of the camera. It does have a Focus Lock button on the front side of the camera. But that requires you to actually push the shutter release half-way as you center your object of focus, then hold the Focus Lock button down as you recompose the image as you want and then push the shutter release fully to take the photo.

    A true Back Button Focus eliminates the half-push of the shutter button to focus on a subject. The half-push sets exposure only.
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  3. #3
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    Re: Back button focus on n8008s

    Thanks for confirming my opinion, I’m glad I’ve got my N80s. They were easily set up for BBF. It was even easy on my N75. It doesn’t look like the N90 would lend itself to BBF either.
    Last edited by dachshund; 03-18-2022 at 03:19 PM. Reason: clarity

  4. #4
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    Re: Back button focus on n8008s

    The N80 and N75 are a generation newer, designed about 9-10 years after the N8008s and N90. Makes sense if they don't have features like function buttons that can be reassigned, or even a BBF.
    Cameras
    Z5
    D750
    D600 (infrared converted)
    Lumix DMC-ZS6
    Nikon Lenses
    Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S
    24-120mm f/4
    50mm f/1.8G
    70-200mm f/2.8G VR
    28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D
    500mm f/8 reflex
    Other Lenses
    Carl Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon
    Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art
    Sigma 150-600mm f/5.6-6.3 C
    Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

  5. #5
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    Re: Back button focus on n8008s

    Wow, the N8008s is going back a while. What, over thirty years? I only knew one person that I ever saw using one.

    WM
    I drive an old car so that I can buy more photo gear.

  6. #6
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    Re: Back button focus on n8008s

    My first real camera was an Agfa Isoflex that my older brother brought back from Germany in 1957, what can I say, I’m old...
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