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10-18-2015, 12:01 PM - 1 Like   #16
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There are other reasons why people use back button focusing. I am just glad that Pentax, Nikon and Canon all include a dedicated AF button on their pro cameras. Judging by all the folks that have gone out of their way to write articles about their reasons why they prefer BBF, and dont consider it a "complication" or "less sophisticated ", i am not the only one that feels that way.
Of course it is preference and there are plenty of ways to skin this cat.

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There are other reasons why people use back button focusing.
What reasons?
10-18-2015, 07:46 PM - 1 Like   #18
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QuoteOriginally posted by cali92rs Quote
How complicated is it to use your thumb instead of pointer finger to focus?
Zero.
Using since 5 years.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cali92rs Quote
There are other reasons why people use back button focusing.
QuoteOriginally posted by audiobomber Quote
What reasons?
Not to refocus when pressing shutter button.

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10-18-2015, 08:25 PM   #19
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I like my meter decoupled from AF. I also dont want the AF to mess up my quickshifted focus by me pressing half pressing the shutter.
Also as mentioned above, I want to fire off multiple shots without activating AF.
I never have to leave AF-C because it acts as AF-S as soon as i let go of AF on button .

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What reasons?
DA 55-300 will hunt all the way to both ends at times, as will some other lenses (and not only on Pentax, BTW) and this way I don't have to let it try to focus when I don't want it to. If I want the lens/camera combination to attempt autofocus, I press the button with my thumb. If I don't I don't press the AF button.
10-19-2015, 02:30 AM   #21
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QuoteOriginally posted by cali92rs Quote
I like my meter decoupled from AF. I also dont want the AF to mess up my quickshifted focus by me pressing half pressing the shutter.
Also as mentioned above, I want to fire off multiple shots without activating AF.
I never have to leave AF-C because it acts as AF-S as soon as i let go of AF on button .
Strong pluses indeed. The most important for me is the decoupling of AF from metering ... They are independent functions and best considered that for practical shooting.
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