Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring back-button auto focus on the Canon 7D Mark II, part of Canon 7D Mark II: Tips, Tricks, & Techniques.
- I am a huge fan of what's usually referred to as…back button focus, where instead of establishing…focus using the shutter release in terms of auto focus,…I'm using a separate button on the camera for that purpose.…So the shutter release is just for initiating auto exposure…and actually taking the picture.…And then I use a button the back of the camera to establish…or to initiate auto focus.…And that essentially gives me the benefit of…separating out the focusing from the exposing for the scene.…So that if I want to focus on a particular subject…and then re-frame for example, or to start tracking…a subject if I'm panning with a moving subject.…
Locking in that focus, tracking with the subject,…and then adjusting my exposure…and taking the picture separately.…So I'm working with my auto focus and my exposure,…and taking the picture as two separate tasks.…Admittedly, this does take a little bit of getting use to.…If you've been using the shutter release button as your…mechanism for establishing auto focus, you need to make sure…
The Canon 7D Mark II is photographer Tim Grey's favorite camera for his own work. In this course, he demonstrates a set of customization strategies aimed at making your camera far more responsive. Learn how to adjust the size and quality of RAW and JPEG capture, add metadata such as copyright and geolocation data in-camera, set up custom exposure modes, and create time lapses by using the built-in intervalometer.
- Adjusting RAW mode options
- Setting copyright metadata
- Configuring back-button autofocus
- Configuring custom modes
- Working with the built-in flash and intervalometer