Took another trip to LakeLand – Pattaya to test out the new method using “Back Button Focusing” on the 7D. (see my earlier post “Tack Sharp”) I like it, but will take a lot of practice to make it feel natural – I am used to half-down Shutter focusing – standard way most DSLR are factory setup. Using BBF the focusing is independent from the shutter button so tracking is a lot easier and shots are more controlled – at least that’s what they say and I am finding it to be true as I get accustomed to it….. So here are some examples of shots of the day –
These shots are just random across the day – to see the value in BBF you need to compare a sequence of shots following the subject – for example 8 in a series – tack on focusing – and total control when the image is taken – you don’t miss a shot because the camera was re-focusing after every shot. Too many to post here but every action shot is sharp and captures the second I wanted. Just use high speed shutter and fire away – focusing independent.
The last 4 shots were of a new friend “Martin” who I meet at the Park and took a lot of images – right now he’s checking all of them over to see what he likes the best – then I’ll further process and prepare them for printing – these are just a quick selection from the days activity.