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| p.5 #6 · Oh, AF-ON... where have you been all my life? |
Andre Labonte wrote:
That's an example of different strokes for different folks. I find hitting two buttons to take my shot during an action sequence a PITA. But I have no issue letting off the button half way.
Whatever.....no matter how you slice it you are wasting a button since you don't use the AF-On button.
The vast majority of Pros do not use your method. I wonder why? You are relatively unique in what you do and it's not because you found some special way of doing it that others could not figure out.
Hitting the AF-On button to focus during action sequences is a breeze. Like my thumb is doing something else? Plus, anytime something I don't want to focus on comes between me and the action subject I am tracking, I just let off of the button for a moment.
Something else that has not been mentioned is that VR is not activated by the AF-on button. This is a plus as I don't need or want VR doing its thing if I am not taking a picture. I control when VR is activated. This saves battery life too.
If I want to focus, lock exposure, and recompose, I don't have to hit two buttons and dedicate the Fn button to AE-L to do it.
What if I want to focus on a spot and take picture of that spot without the focus changing? It's simple to do using the AF-On button. It's a royal pain with your method. If I used your method, I would have to switch the camera to manual focusing mode.
If I want to manual focus a lens, all I have to do is let off the AF-On button and do so. If I used you settings, I would have to hold the AF-L button the entire time. No thanks....
So, while it is a matter of choice, your choice is not equal or better, just different and less flexible and not as good. If it were, many pros would be using it. Maybe some do, but I can guarantee that most don't and it's not because they are stupid or can't figure it out.