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XP2: Backbutton Focus

Discussion in 'X-Pro2 and X-Pro1' started by (c)ow, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. (c)ow

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    On a shoot last night I tried the backbutton focus, which I haven't used for a long time because back then you needed to half-push the trigger and then lock focus with the AF-L button. Too cumbersome! Wow, when did they change that? Now the AF-L button can focus!
    One more thing I'd like to have: the option to auto unlock the focus after taking the image. Or re-focus when pushing the AF-L button again. To make clear: I still want the lock function, not hold the AF-L button. Does anyone know?
     
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    Ahh...I just found a post that states when switchin-off focus function from the shutter, bbf works like half-pressing the shutter (to set focus). Mmmhh...that means I need to decide bbf OR shutter focus, no AND/OR...
     
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    That is one of the deal breakers for me to buy X-T2. The way it was before is more useful and practical.
     
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    There is the Manual Focus work around....
    When set to Manual focus, the AF-L button becomes a focus assistant: you press it and it focuses on your focal point (from which, presumably, you are supposed to fine tune your focus manually for depth of field positioning etc.)
    So with AF-S and AF-C, you can have regular half-press shutter AF, and then by switching to M, you have both Manual focus and true BBF.
     
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    Manual focus could be a way! I tried that but I need to find out how to disable the focus peek. I mean the magnification. That's somehow disturbing. Is there an easy way to get back to original view when using the EVF?
     
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    Hi,
    I use manual and bbf all the time as it is quicker and more convenient. You an disable focus peaking with the EVF by setting it to "standard" when it is not critical.
     
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    I tried this last night: MF and BBF via AF-L button. Works fine, when I find the AF-L button...
     
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    What I did was move AF-L to the AE-L button - it's a little easier to find. If it could be moved to a press of the joystick in MF model only it would be almost ideal.
     
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    I put a tiny blob of Sugru on the AF-L button and now I always find it.
     
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    I tried Sugru, didn't stick...
     
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    I'm not familiar with the pro, does it have a front function button?

    On my X-T2 I can assign af=on to the front facing button. So I have front-button "back-button" focussing!
     
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    I was thinking about making a little dot out of two part epoxy and attaching it with something removable.
     
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    Arjay gave this tip: he uses stickers that are meant to stick on the back of cabinet doors (where the door touches a board) to not crate a sound when the door gets closed. I bought a sheet with - I don't know, maybe 20 pcs. - of these self-adhesive (silicon?) stickers and cut them to size with an office hole puncher, which was also a tip from Arjay. They don't cost a fortune and when I loose one, I put the next on.
    I'm a big fan of Sugru but it didn't stay on. I guess the surface of the button is too smooth.
     
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    That was my first idea, but I haven't found any small and thin enough. I have a multi hole leather punch, but material thickness has been an issue. I'll keep looking.
     
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    I personally don't like this company but check it out: Please login to view links

    With a proper search string (that I struggle with in English) you'll find something on the web, I'm sure.
     
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    I put a small pics of sticky back VELCRO on the button
     
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    That's a good idea!
     
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    I'd be tempted to put actual small pieces on rather than just pics. You will get better adhesion. :)
     

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