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Back Button Focus and cable release

paulfree17

Montville, US
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paulfree17 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jul 2009
Mon 28-Oct-13 03:21 PM

I have just gotten used to and appreciate the back button focusing on my D800. I love it and would not consider going back. However I do have a question as to how it works when the camera is on a tripod and you are using a cable release especially if on continuous focus.

The whole purpose of using a cable release is to not touch the camera before shooting. If I push my cable release halfway down without BB focus it will lock in focus and exposure. However with BB focus it will only lock the exposure (at least I think so since the focus is now decoupled from the shutter button).

So if I am set to continuous focus and on a tripod how do I in effect hold down the focus button without touching the camera? Or do I need to disable BB Focus when on a tripod?

Thanks
Paul




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