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#1 Sailjunkie

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 01:23 PM

Nikon Rumours has a link to Steve Perry's web site.  Informative and free guide to Back Button Auto Focus.  I find it very handy, but alway willing to learn more.  Here's the link:

 

https://backcountryg...uide-for-nikon/


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Posted 29 April 2018 - 06:55 PM

I like the concept, tried it once but didn't stick with it because i wanted to master the basics first.


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Posted 30 April 2018 - 12:51 AM

Good stuff Mark.

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 04:56 PM

I use BBF very little. When doing sports action, the way I grip the camera doesn't fit my hand. I know that sounds silly, but the actual reach for my thumb is not in sync with the way I grip the camera. But, it does work for locking on.


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Posted 03 May 2018 - 04:17 AM

I used to use BBF on my Nikon camera all the time. I really liked shooting that way. Since going to m4/3, not so much..I have tried and tried, but it is just not comfortable to me. :(


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Posted 09 May 2018 - 07:49 AM

I've been using BBF for years.  It's pretty easy to master.  The one thing is putting the adjustment in My Menu so it is quickly accessible - when you hand your camera to your spouse or someone else who does not use BBF.

 

BBF is much more accurate than the shutter for focus and recompose.  I often pre-focus near the AF plane when I expect action of a head movement.  This makes AF quicker and more accurate - and I may not need to focus again at all.


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 02:22 AM

After paying attention to the ergonomics with D5 and my hand... When I rotate and shoot vertically, that AF button IS in the right place for my thumb. I was actually using it and didn't really know it. 


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