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Back button on focus 6D MarkII

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How do I set up back button focus in the 6D Mark II? I have a lot of instructions on BBF for the 6D, nothing for the 6D MarkII.

 

I am scrolling to C.FunIII. Then I get a series of pictograms, and I have no idea what to do to set up BBF. I am having trouble understanding which pictogram means what.IMG_2610.JPG

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Re: Back button on focus 6D MarkII


@rdixit wrote:

How do I set up back button focus in the 6D Mark II? I have a lot of instructions on BBF for the 6D, nothing for the 6D MarkII. The Custom Menu options seem to have a lot of pictograms, and I am having trouble understanding what means what.


It works pretty much the same way on nearly all Canon DSLRs.  Since you have not described exactly what is confusing, the best advice I can give you is read the instructions carefully.  I have no idea what you mean by “pictograms”.

 

The various settings describe two states: when the button is not pressed, and when it is pressed.

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Re: Back button on focus 6D MarkII

I am editing my original question to make it more clear. I will also try to attach a photo of the "pictograms"

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Re: Back button on focus 6D MarkII

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@rdixit wrote:

I am editing my original question to make it more clear. I will also try to attach a photo of the "pictograms"


It is a bad practice to edit an existing post after someone has already quoted you.  It can make it hard for others to folllow.

Your “pictograms” are more properly called “icons”.  Those are the same icons you see on buttons.  They are thoroughly explained in the manual, so I will not go into to it here, especially seeing how you seem to have indicated that you have a copy of the manual.

 

To set up BBF, you need to change the functionality of two buttons.  You need to remove the “AF Start” function from the shutter button, and then add “AF-Start” to the “AF-ON” button.

 

Again, the buttons have two states, which is what you see in the menus.  The manual explains the two states.

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Re: Back button on focus 6D MarkII


@rdixit wrote:

How do I set up back button focus in the 6D Mark II? I have a lot of instructions on BBF for the 6D, nothing for the 6D MarkII.

 

I am scrolling to C.FunIII. Then I get a series of pictograms, and I have no idea what to do to set up BBF. I am having trouble understanding which pictogram means what.IMG_2610.JPG


If you have instructions for the 6D, then use those.  The major difference is where to find the menu, which you seem to have found.

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Re: Back button on focus 6D MarkII


@rdixit wrote:

I am editing my original question to make it more clear. I will also try to attach a photo of the "pictograms"


[ Button ]. :  [ Function ]

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Re: Back button on focus 6D MarkII


@Waddizzle wrote:

@rdixit wrote:

I am editing my original question to make it more clear. I will also try to attach a photo of the "pictograms"


It is a bad practice to edit an existing post after someone has already quoted you.  It can make it hard for others to folllow.

Your “pictograms” are more properly called “icons”.  Those are the same icons you see on buttons.  They are thoroughly explained in the manual, so I will not go into to it here, especially seeing how you seem to have indicated that you have a copy of the manual.

 

To set up BBF, you need to change the functionality of two buttons.  You need to remove the “AF Start” function from the shutter button, and then add “AF-Start” to the “AF-ON” button.

 

Again, the buttons have two states, which is what you see in the menus.  The manual explains the two states.


Er... Isn't "AF-Start" on the "AF-on" button by default? Did you maybe mean to say add "Metering Start"?

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Re: Back button on focus 6D MarkII


@RobertTheFat wrote:

@Waddizzle wrote:

@rdixit wrote:

I am editing my original question to make it more clear. I will also try to attach a photo of the "pictograms"


Er... Isn't "AF-Start" on the "AF-on" button by default? Did you maybe mean to say add "Metering Start"?


No.  “AF-Start” and “Metering Start” are two separate functions.

 

 

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This is the whole point of BBF.

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Re: Back button on focus 6D MarkII


@RobertTheFat wrote:

@Waddizzle wrote:

@rdixit wrote:

I am editing my original question to make it more clear. I will also try to attach a photo of the "pictograms"


It is a bad practice to edit an existing post after someone has already quoted you.  It can make it hard for others to folllow.

Your “pictograms” are more properly called “icons”.  Those are the same icons you see on buttons.  They are thoroughly explained in the manual, so I will not go into to it here, especially seeing how you seem to have indicated that you have a copy of the manual.

 

To set up BBF, you need to change the functionality of two buttons.  You need to remove the “AF Start” function from the shutter button, and then add “AF-Start” to the “AF-ON” button.

 

Again, the buttons have two states, which is what you see in the menus.  The manual explains the two states.


Er... Isn't "AF-Start" on the "AF-on" button by default? Did you maybe mean to say add "Metering Start"?


Cheers and kudos to Bob and Wadizzle for great explanations.

 

Rdixit,

 

You haven't said what you want to accomplish, or why.  

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Re: Back button on focus 6D MarkII


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Er... Isn't "AF-Start" on the "AF-on" button by default? Did you maybe mean to say add "Metering Start"?


Oh, I think I finally understand what you are really asking.  The factory default for the [AF-ON] button is “Metering Start and AF Start”.  

 

But, look at the screenshot of the menu.  The OP has both the [Shutter] and [AF-ON] buttons programmed for “AE Lock”.  Both buttons need to be changed.  The current programming has totally disabled Auto Focus.

 

So, yes, I meant to say “AF Start”.

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