Sun 02-Jun-13 12:33 AM | edited Sun 02-Jun-13 12:36 AM by nrothschild
>> Am I missing a point?
By "AF-On" I meant two thumb buttons. The AF-On is the "optional/advanced" 2nd thumb button on the various bodies (I think they now all have an AF/AE lock button).
For some reason Nikon calls the single button on the Grip "AF-On" where I think it really should be called "AE-L/AF-L" to be consistent with single thumb button bodies. But since the various thumb buttons are all programmable, the label is a moot point.
The point is that if someone is using both thumb buttons, they must have a good reason. That reason cannot disappear just because they rotated the camera into portrait mode and now are using the grip buttons. But Nikon has yet to figure that out.
It is not clear to me why I rarely hear anyone else complain about this but it must be causing issues for all those two thumb button shooters who also have either add-on or integrated grips.