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gorji

Jamesville, US
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gorji Registered since 07th Jan 2007
Tue 02-Oct-12 08:57 PM

I realize this is a basic question but I want to find out why would one not use the shutter button to autofocus and then shoot the frame versus using the AF-ON button on the back to focus.

In an earlier thread "If you stop using a half-press on the shutter button and start using the AF-ON button, setting a4 (AF activation) to AF-ON only, so you don't get a focus jump when you press the shutter button, and set a1 (AF-C priority selection) to Release, then set the camera to AF-C using the AF switch and command dial, you add flexibility to the camera. You don't have to focus on something and then try to hold the shutter release half way down as you re-frame your shot. You press AF-ON, with the focus point you want, let go, and you're set. You can re-frame to your heart's content without running the risk of having the focus point jump when you shoot. If a bird flies by you can track it and shoot at what YOU decide is the right point, by holding down AF-ON and pushing the shutter release at the right point." was mentioned which intrigued me. I tried to find the thread to give the author credit but can't find it now.

Thanks
Reza
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