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    Oh my GOODNESS! I know Steph has said BBF is really great, but wow, I finally figured out how to do it (the setting isn't exactly intuitive on the camera!) and I took a bunch of shots today, and they are almost all tack sharp! I can't believe the difference. I don't know why it works so much better, but all I have to say is THANK YOU, Steph, for talking about how great it is. I don't know if I would've tried it otherwise!

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    Yay!! It's amazing how it can make that big of a difference, isn't it?
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    I seriously can't believe it, Steph! I mean, I'm not terrible with my focus or anything, but it's like it just takes it up a whole other notch!

    I'm so psyched, I just have to share some of the 'tests' I did today!

    Testing BBF

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    Oh my! GREAT!

    Where can I find this info on BBF? My focus has been so horrible lately!!!! I use my 50mm a lot and it is good if I am up close, but man...pretty bad from far away.

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    What camera do you have? I had to google how to do it on mine. I'm sure it's in the manual, but I would have had no idea where to look if I wouldn't have googled it first.

    Awesome, Tracy! Looks great!
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    Rebel XS - I'll google later tonight, but welcome any tried and true helpful articles!

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    I found the info for my 60D here: Back Button Focusing on the 60D - Canon Digital Photography Forums

    Oh, I found directions for the Rebel XS... see if this works:

    "What you want is on the manual page 158. Custom Function Settings. C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button.
    Change this to 3: AE/AF, no AE lock.

    "You can now focus using the * button and shoot using the front."

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    That looks right to me, Tracy, for my XTi. Must be the same on the XS.
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    Ya, it took me a while to figure it out on mine, but I too LOVE it. Thanks Steph!
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    Oh my, thanks for sharing! I'm really excited to try this out on my Canon now. Very sharp, Tracy!
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