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Meghan Gonski

member since: 9/7/2007
 

back button/exxposure lock


When using Back Button Focus, how do you use exposure lock? (it's on the same button)

2/21/2012 9:55:36 PM

 
Randy A. Myers
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  You should be able to seperate the two and keep exposure lock on the shutter with the focus on the rear button. It's been awile since I used it but I think that was one of my choices in the menu.

2/22/2012 10:40:01 AM

 
Meghan Gonski

member since: 9/7/2007
  oh by the way it is Canon camera

Yeah randy it does seem so butI can't figure out how. Normally on exposure lock you use both the shutter and the back button to get exposure lock activated but when that button is used for back focus....not sure how to make it work.

2/22/2012 4:41:48 PM

 
Randy A. Myers
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  See if this helps. I'm sure Art would respond if you didn't understand what he is saying.

http://www.birdsasart-blog.com/2011/09/13/rear-focus-tutorial/

2/25/2012 6:25:20 AM

 
Meghan Gonski

member since: 9/7/2007
  thanks he only talks about using bbf not exposure lock but I left a comment anyhow, I hope he responds soon. :)

2/25/2012 4:28:23 PM

 
Ken De Pree
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  You will get an answer if you do d Google search for "exposure lock with back button focus". I would post the link but it is much too long.

2/25/2012 4:59:18 PM

 
Meghan Gonski

member since: 9/7/2007
  Google: sounds like the only way is to keep half pressure on the shutter button.

thanks

2/25/2012 7:11:28 PM

 
Nicholas Semo
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  Why not just use manual exposure.

3/8/2012 2:49:03 PM

 
Meghan Gonski

member since: 9/7/2007
  :)Nicholas I used to use manual mode all the time. Now I'm on a learning streak and know how to use all the modes and buttons so I thought there would be an easier way than holding down the shutter button for exposure lock when using BBF

3/8/2012 9:19:19 PM

 

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