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08-22-2019, 10:03 AM   #1
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GR III - Full snap with back button focusing

Was wondering if I'm doing something wrong lol.

I can't seem to setup full press snap when I'm using the Fn button for triggering auto-focus, and setting shutter button to only lock AE. Is there a setting I'm missing? Full snap seems to work fine if I'm using the shutter button for triggering AF, it jumps to whatever distance I set for it. But with Fn button being the AF trigger, whichever way I press the shutter button it stays on the point I focused on with the Fn button ignoring the snap distance.

08-22-2019, 10:17 AM - 1 Like   #2
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Yes, this is how it works if you have disabled focusing on the shutter button. Leave it enabled, then if you focus with the back button it will ignore the half press of the shutter button or if you just use the shutter button it will focus as normal, including snap.
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QuoteOriginally posted by victormeldrew Quote
Yes, this is how it works if you have disabled focusing on the shutter button. Leave it enabled, then if you focus with the back button it will ignore the half press of the shutter button or if you just use the shutter button it will focus as normal, including snap.
I see, thank you! I was watching this guys video, and he mentioned he disabled AF on the shutter button yet still was able to use full press snap, I guess he misspoke -
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Yeah it doesn't work that way here unless there is a further setting I haven't found. I think he might mean that he can do snap focus with back button focusing enabled, rather than with the shutter button disabled... The manual doesn't mention it either way, except to say that focusing using the shutter button half-press is not available when it's disabled.

08-23-2019, 07:35 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by victormeldrew Quote
Yeah it doesn't work that way here unless there is a further setting I haven't found. I think he might mean that he can do snap focus with back button focusing enabled, rather than with the shutter button disabled... The manual doesn't mention it either way, except to say that focusing using the shutter button half-press is not available when it's disabled.
Fair enough, I've switched on the shutter button af, doesn't get in a way anyway. Now need to go out and shoot some pics)

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QuoteOriginally posted by awscreo Quote
Fair enough, I've switched on the shutter button af, doesn't get in a way anyway. Now need to go out and shoot some pics)
Exactly, you can still do back button AF, then shutter button AE, then shoot. Or do it all on the shutter button, but then AF and AE have to be on the same spot, but it's useful if you're handing it over to a novice.
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