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Shutter releasing on half press. Am I missing a setting?

JEFFSLC
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I just upgraded from a 6D to the R5.  I cant seem to figure out why on half press of the shutter button it focuses and shoots a picture. Full press does nothing after that.  Am I missing something or did I get a defective camera?

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@JEFFSLC wrote:
I decided to set up a return for repair. BBF works, but I find myself shooting unintentionally quite a lot because it's still firing on half press.

I think the trouble is not the button itself. I connected my intervalometer which also has a two stage shutter release button and it also fires on a half press.

If you have set up BBF correctly, you should have no need to half press the shutter button, as the functions associated with that have been removed and assigned to the back buttons - that is the point.

 

Feel free to have it looked at but you might find it cheaper to try to modify your pressing habits.


cheers, TREVOR

"The Amount of Misery expands to fill the space available"
"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris


@Tronhard wrote:

@JEFFSLC wrote:
I decided to set up a return for repair. BBF works, but I find myself shooting unintentionally quite a lot because it's still firing on half press.

I think the trouble is not the button itself. I connected my intervalometer which also has a two stage shutter release button and it also fires on a half press.

If you have set up BBF correctly, you should have no need to half press the shutter button, as the functions associated with that have been removed and assigned to the back buttons - that is the point.

 

Feel free to have it looked at but you might find it cheaper to try to modify your pressing habits.


I agree with Trevor.  It is cheaper to observe the way you handle the camera, and possibly make adjustments.

 

The whole point of setting up BBF is that you do not have to press the shutter until you are actually ready to fire the shutter.   You should be focusing with the rear button, and never touching the shutter until you are ready to fire it.

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Here are some videos that may help with R5 BBF.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd8sSxax4q0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AXUzslHnRc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqLQ-TzwCis

 


cheers, TREVOR

"The Amount of Misery expands to fill the space available"
"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris
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