Took another trip to LakeLand â€“ Pattaya to test out the new method using â€œBack Button Focusingâ€ on the 7D. (see my earlier post â€œTack Sharpâ€) I like it, but will take a lot of practice to make it feel natural â€“ I am used to half-down Shutter focusing â€“ 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 â€“ at least thatâ€™s what they say and I am finding it to be true as I get accustomed to itâ€¦.. So here are some examples of shots of the day –
These shots are just random across the day â€“ to see the value in BBF you need to compare a sequence of shots following the subject â€“ for example 8 in a series â€“ tack on focusing â€“ and total control when the image is taken â€“ you donâ€™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 â€“ focusing independent.
The last 4 shots were of a new friend â€œMartinâ€ who I meet at the Park and took a lot of images â€“ right now heâ€™s checking all of them over to see what he likes the best – then Iâ€™ll further process and prepare them for printing â€“ these are just a quick selection from the days activity.