Back Button Focusing

Filed in Tutorials by on May 28, 2017 0 Comments

Collected below are links to various internet offerings on Back Button Focusing including both WHY many professional photographers use it and how to set it up for a sampling of common camera types.  Since Back Button Focusing is integral to Autofocusing strategies.   Tutorials are included on principles and applications for settings in different shooting situations.  Nikon, Canon, and other AF systems will be represented

These various references are organized beginninng  with the basics and general principles then progressing to more advanced and Camera specific offerings.


Back-Button Focus: Why EVERYONE should use that AF-On autofocus button (by Tony Northrup)  – (Camera Brand Agnostic) – LINK – 4:44 Minute YouTube Video

This under 5 minute You Tube video explains and demonstrates the benefits of Back Button Focusing.  

 


Back Button Focus on Nikon Cameras With CreativeLive: How to Use & Set Up (by Mike Hagen) – (Camera Agnostic with a Nikon D500 used to demo) –  LINK – 8:14 minute YouTube Video

This video does an excellent job of explaining the advantages of Back Button Focus.  Good examples of how to shoot using BBF


Photography Tips and Tricks: BackFocus Button – Episode 52 (by Kelby One) – (Addresses setup for both Canon and Nikon) – LINK –  14:42 minute YouTube Video

This video features RC Conception of Kelby.  He does a great job of explaining BBF, its advantages, and how to set up Canon and Nikon cameras.  Lots of advertising but worth sticking with it :(.


How To Use AF-On And Back Button Autofocus (by Steve Perry) (Camera Brand Agnostic – Nikon Examples) – LINK – 10:25 Minute YouTube Video

This video explains the advantages of using Back Button Focusing with illustrations.  Shows how to set up a two different Nikon cameras.


Nikon AF Modes (by Steve Perry) – (Heavily Nikon oriented but the principles should transfer to other makes) – LINK – 12:05 Minute YouTube Video

Steve Perry, a wildlife photographer, shares tips and techniques for the Nikon System using his D810 to do a great job explaining modes and recommended menu settings.  Steve Perry describes the video as follows:

Confused by Nikon AF modes? Not sure if you should use single point, dynamic, or group AF? Not sure how to setup your custom functions menu to get the most from it for your style of shooting? Then check out this video and I’ll explain all the critical information you need to know for Nikon’s AF system – and how I personally use them in my wildlife action photography.


How-to back button focus on the Canon T4i, T5i, T6i, T6s (by PhotoRec TV) –  LINK – 7:19 Minute YouTube Video

This video shows how to back button focus on the Canon T4i, T5i, T6i, T6s cameras and covers the advantages of Back Button Focus

 


Canon Quick Tips: Back Button AF (by Canon USA) –  LINK – 1:33 Minute YouTube Video

This short video describes the advantages of Back Button Focus but does not provide setup instructions.


Sony A6000 and A6300 Back Button AutoFocus – (by Robert Wilson) –  LINK – 4:03 Minute YouTube Video

This video shows exactly how to set up the A6000 and A6300 for Back Button Focusing.  Robert also touches on advantages and disadvantages of BBF.


Sony A7Sii A7Rii Tutorial Back Button Focus Training Video – (by Michael the Maven) – LINK – 2:56 Minute YouTube Video

This video shows exactly how to set up the A-7rii and A-7Sii for Back Button Focusing


Fuji X-T2 Back Button Auto Focus Tutorial – (by Chris Parmeter) – LINK – 1:22 Minute YouTube Video

This short video shows all the steps to set up a Fuji X-T2 for Back Button Focusing.   No frills.   Just shows you how to do it.


Back Button Autofocus on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 – (By Joe Turic) – LINK – Article

This is a short article with specific instructions for how to set up Back Button Focusing on the OM-D E-M5 Olympus Camera.

Back Button Autofocus on the Olympus OM-D E-M5


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