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  1. #21
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    Re: Back Button Focus

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin H View Post
    I should have taken this advice
    When out yesterday a 10 point buck comes out with in 30' time for two quick snaps and he's off needless to say there blurry forgot I had it on BBF
    I would tell you "I told you so " but that would not be very nice. LOL. when I pick up my wife's camera it is difficult for me to i.e. because it is not set on BBF. It is right hat muscle memory is hard to overcome which is why I saw shoot a lot for a couple of weeks before you shoot something important


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  2. #22
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    Back Button Focus
    Sure 'nuff. I did it too. I stepped outside to get a nice Thanksgiving photo to send the folks in the frozen tundra. I shot a 3-frame HDR. I processed the photos and produced the HDR. It just didn't look right. Darn camera. Darn lens! What's wrong now!!!

    Went back out and steadied the camera on the balcony rail...... ran back in to process. #@%*&#$!!!!

    This lens is supposed to sharp as a tack. Did someone sneak in and drop my camera? Yep. I'll bet that's it.

    Then. BOOM! Back Button Focus.

    I felt stupid and relieved at the same time. 3rd try..... perfection.

    You can laugh. I did.

    This was a DUH! Moment.

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  3. #23
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    Re: Back Button Focus

    I have just moved to BBF, wish me luck !!
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  4. #24
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    Re: Back Button Focus

    Quote Originally Posted by Daz View Post
    I have just moved to BBF, wish me luck !!
    A little perseverance for the first few outings and you'll wonder how you ever managed without it.
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    Re: Back Button Focus

    Quote Originally Posted by canuck257 View Post
    A little perseverance for the first few outings and you'll wonder how you ever managed without it.
    It seems pretty intuitive straight off the bat, just needed to work out how I made the button on the grip be focus too, all good now though
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  6. #26
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    Re: Back Button Focus

    Quote Originally Posted by Daz View Post
    It seems pretty intuitive straight off the bat, just needed to work out how I made the button on the grip be focus too, all good now though

    As I have said on many occasions. Do not start off with some shoot that is important. Go out every day and shoot something and shoot a lot so that BBF becomes second nature and you forget about focusing with the old fashioned way. I know there are people out there that go between the two focus methods but for most of us mere mortals we need to have consistency.

    It is worth the effort to learn. I would not go back to the old method at all. I was setting up my D7100 for my wife to shoot and she has very small hands and her thumb just does not reach the BBF button comfortably so she has to use the shutter button. When working on the camera to finetune the lens it took me forever because I would try to focus using the BBF.
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  7. #27
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    Re: Back Button Focus

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Kuykendall View Post
    As I have said on many occasions. Do not start off with some shoot that is important. Go out every day and shoot something and shoot a lot so that BBF becomes second nature and you forget about focusing with the old fashioned way.
    Yep ! Off out tomorrow to do some light painting and long exposures around the city so I will play with it there, tomorrow is just shooting for fun so should be all good to learn it
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  8. #28
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    Re: Back Button Focus

    Quote Originally Posted by Daz View Post
    Yep ! Off out tomorrow to do some light painting and long exposures around the city so I will play with it there, tomorrow is just shooting for fun so should be all good to learn it

    Shooting for fun is about all I ever do LOL

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  9. #29
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    Re: Back Button Focus

    Back Button Focus
    Quote Originally Posted by Don Kuykendall View Post
    Back Button Focus is a great tool for so many photographers and is something I think everyone should try at least once. Below are a few sites that talk about the how and why of Back Button Focus.

    Benefits of Using the AF-ON Button for Autofocus by Nikon USA


    BACK BUTTON FOCUSING EASIER THAN YOU THINK! by Improve Photography


    Here is a good YouTube video that goes over the why and how of Back Button Focusing.



    You can do a search of the forum on "Back Button Focus" or BBF and see the many threads that have been created on this subject.

    Try it, You will like it.






    Thanks for sharing Don. I have tried explaining this to a friend and this helped. Good stuff

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    this is exciting!!
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