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AF-on button and finger coordination

ZoneV

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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005
Sun 28-Mar-10 06:41 PM | edited Sun 28-Mar-10 06:45 PM by ZoneV

I've tried using the AF-on button to initiate AF a few times, and in principle it sounds like a good idea.

However, I find in practice that if I press the AF-on button while my index finger is half-pressing the shutter button, my index finger tends to press the shutter button all the way when I press the AF-on button. If I try to keep this from happening, it feels really weird, and I get the impulse to press the shutter button all the way. It's an automatic reaction.

I've heard that some photographers don't like the AF-on button. Perhaps this is the reason; I don't know.

Does anyone else find this happening? How do you make it work? It's like my index finger and thumb are connected, and I have a lot of trouble pressing just the AF-on button while simultaneously maintaining a half-press on the shutter button (which I assume is the way the control is intended to be used).

I am not a guitarist or violinist!

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