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AF-On is very useful for most subjects but using AF-C focusing mode eliminates the AF assist light from firing. Other than that, everything gets easier to control using the AE/AF-L button as AF-On.
I add one more step which is changing the function of Fn to AE-L. That way, I can control AF plus AE locking with thumb and middle finger without moving my index finger on the shutter release. AE-L is essential when recomposing to maintain the metering value initially read. It makes spot metering quite a bit more useful. This is even more important with FX due to the concentration of FPs in the center of the frame means more situations were you need to meter, focus and lock to recompose instead of relying on focus points that do not cover much of the frame.
I find the AE-L button(Fn)on the front of the camera more natural of a button location than on the back, needing more of a stretch for the thumb to activate it. It is central to the grip area so is just as easy to reach in horizontal as vertical orientation.
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