okay, we've discussed back button focus before, but it's been a while. I tried it and couldn't make it work.
well, thanks to Krissy, I re-read my camera manual a few weeks ago (she had a tips thread on ILP, and that was in it, to read the manual again). turns out that I didn't have BBF set up right. so right then and there, I set it up on my camera, the right way. now that I'm doing it, I can't believe I did it any other way. it's so easy!
so, who else is using BBF?
and if you have no idea what I'm talking about, here's a link that explains it: http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/control...articleID=2286
Last edited by coolmama72; 08-27-2009 at 10:47 AM. Reason: said Steph, meant Krissy. LOL
I am and have been pretty much since I went manual a bunch of moons ago. It's so hard for me to use anyone else's camera now. LOL
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Its all I use. However, I didn't find it easier than 1/2 shutter focusing. BBF took at least a little getting used to only because it's like you're training your fingers to behave differently and kind of work simultaneously, then again, I also toggle focal points. BBF is much better and I'll never ever go back
I know this has been covered, but it is NOT only a canon thing, right? Nikon has the ability too? I am so lazy. I haven't looked into it.
I haven't looked into it either. Not going to just yet because I am trying to figure out how to do fine adjustments on this lens. I can't change 2 things at once or I will shot myself in the foot.
I tried it and didn't like it. I just don't see the advantage.
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it's all i use anymore now too - It's just really easy for me since I'm toggling the focus spot on hte back of the camera and it's right there anyways!
I tried it for a while and it seemed all my photos were OOF b/c of it. Must take some practice I guess, but I was loosing out on precious shots b/c of the focus issues. Haven't tried it on my 40D though...