Do you use Back Button Focus?

by Ram Ya January. 14, 2017 2370 views

Still pressing the shutter button halfway down to focus? Good news, there's a better way! Get ready, back button focus is about to rock your world.

Read more about Back Button Focus techniques by Erin Fitzgibbon on our official blog.

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In this case, I used back button focus to make sure my camera locked onto her face, not the tulips. Photo by Erin Fitzgibbon

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 4 months ago

GREAT information!

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Jay Boggess 2 years ago

Great info! Thanks! I need all the education I can get......(((grin)))

2 years ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years ago

Thanks, Jay. It might take some getting used to for sure. But I think there are a lot of benefits to focusing this way.

2 years ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Ram Ya 2 years ago

I'll definitely give it a go! Thanks for helping us grow!

2 years ago Edited
Stephanie Hyde 2 years ago

Love bbf...would never go back.

2 years ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Stephanie Hyde 2 years ago

Was testing this recently and I can see why it is so useful. Especially when I use my tripod and want to recompose the image while keeping my focus intact.

2 years ago Edited
Stephanie Hyde Replied to Ram Ya 2 years ago

Separating the focus from the shutter really does help nail the focus more often...especially with active kids and using AF-C. It takes a bit to get comfortable and makes it slightly harder for other people to take pictures with your camera :-)

2 years ago Edited