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Problems with focus lock on the 7 D


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avatarjunior
sent on June 04, 2012 (9:56)

Hy everyone! First, congrats Juza for the new forum, it looks great! Second, let's cut to the chase. I have a problem with the focus lock on my 7 D,being much used to my old 20 D. On the 20 D, you could select the shutter buton to focus, and while you held the * buton pressed, the focus was locked, allowing you the recompose as you wished, if the subject started moving, you just lifted your finger from the * buton and that was it.
On the 7 D I can configure the shuter buton to start the metering, and the * buton to start the AF and the metering. The problem is that if I try to keep the * buton pressed and recompose, like on the 20 D, the focus shifts around, as I turn the camera. So, I have to press * once, it locks focus, I can recompose, and if the subject moves, I have to press * again to start the focus? Or perhaps should I set the shutter to start metering and AF and set the * buton for the AF-OFF function?
So, a very long story cut short, can someone explain to me what do I have to do (or what I'm doing wrong Sorry)to be able to lock the focus efectively, hopefuly as simply as it was on the 20D?

avatarjunior
sent on June 04, 2012 (10:41)

hello,

try look at this www.garyluhm.net/bio/tips_0310.html

avatarjunior
sent on June 04, 2012 (19:51)

thank u very much....that's really useful to me.... Sorriso

avatarjunior
sent on June 04, 2012 (20:28)

Thank you Kurakura, quite a nice guide, read it and I hope I got the ideea...

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