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  1. #21
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    Re: Back-Button Focus

    Quote Originally Posted by siamthai1 View Post
    Few days back I read on this forum about Back-Button Focus. I started to watch tons of VDO's and today I did it. I set my great D7000 to AF-ON. I did lot sof shots, and it is just better in my hand now and it is so easy to recompose the cam.

    Thanks to that guy who posted about it. (Sorry that I've forgotten who).

    It seems that my D7000 motivates me to do some different things.
    Here's the link on how to set it up.



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  2. #22
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    Re: Back-Button Focus

    I've been contemplating BBF for awhile now, so today I made the switch (since I have a long weekend in New Orleans coming up to test). Let's see how well I do, and how much confusion it adds if switching the D7100/D5300 between my wife and I.

  3. #23
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    Re: Back-Button Focus

    Quote Originally Posted by RocketCowboy View Post
    I've been contemplating BBF for awhile now, so today I made the switch (since I have a long weekend in New Orleans coming up to test). Let's see how well I do, and how much confusion it adds if switching the D7100/D5300 between my wife and I.
    Good luck....I used it for a while and have now switched back to regular focus. I migh change it again now that I have gotten so used to it. I just figured I'd try it the usual way again for a while.
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  4. #24
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    Re: Back-Button Focus

    Quote Originally Posted by siamthai1 View Post
    Few days back I read on this forum about Back-Button Focus. I started to watch tons of VDO's and today I did it. I set my great D7000 to AF-ON. I did lot sof shots, and it is just better in my hand now and it is so easy to recompose the cam.

    Thanks to that guy who posted about it. (Sorry that I've forgotten who).

    It seems that my D7000 motivates me to do some different things.
    @Dave_W was the first person I saw who mentioned it a couple of years ago although he didn't call it back button focus.
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  5. #25
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    Re: Back-Button Focus

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    @Dave_W was the first person I saw who mentioned it a couple of years ago although he didn't call it back button focus.
    Dave was the one who hounded me about it. He is also the culprit that got me hooked on the Nik Collection.
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  6. #26
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    Re: Back-Button Focus

    I have used it for some time now. At first, like most, it was awkward but persistence paid off. Now it is like driving a car, the brake pedal is where it is supposed to be. Ha! For BIF I hold it down all the way through the shot. If I could only stay up with the bird. Ha!
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  7. #27
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    Re: Back-Button Focus

    It took me a couple of days to get over the initial awkward feeling. Now I love BBF and can't imagine going back to the old method. I'm trying to capture swallows in flight and, without BBF, I don't think it's possible.
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  8. #28
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    Re: Back-Button Focus

    Today early morning Cam out in front of the house, and shooting starts without one time trying using the shutter release button to get in focus. It seems it is something natural in me that waited so long time to using the thumb using the focus button.
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  9. #29
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    Re: Back-Button Focus

    Just found a small snag with it from my point of view,if i opt for AFS and then re frame the bird to take the picture i lose VR,not a game changer but thought i would mention it.
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  10. #30
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    Re: Back-Button Focus

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    @Dave_W was the first person I saw who mentioned it a couple of years ago although he didn't call it back button focus.
    I take back my post then Hark....just to make you happy!
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    Tamron 150-600






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