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How to set BBF ON 60D

Beckyk
Occasional Contributor

What is the correct set up number for BBF.

I want to have shutter button set to shoot.

the AF-on button to meter and focus. 

Is it #3? Thanks 

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Hi Beckyk!

 

Perhaps the easiest solution in this case would be to give our all-American tech support team a call! They're at 1-800-OK-CANON (800-652-2666). They'll be happy to walk you through setting up back button focus on your EOS 60D!

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"I think I need # 3 do I have to push the AE-on button to start meter and then push the * button to lock it OR just let go of the AE-ON button."

 

"yes I did see that and I read it all but I'm sorry but I'm so confused. " 

 

You have to go into your Custom Functions Menu Screen, Custom Function IV, custom parameter 1, not number 3.  Can you find the Custom Function settings in your Menu screens?

 

You want to assign "Metering & AF Start" assigned to the "AF Start" button.  The article suggests selecting options 1, 2, 3, or 4 will set up back button focus, but each setting will have a slightly different behavior.

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Waddizzle
VIP

Check this article.

 

http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2011/backbutton_af_article.shtml

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Beckyk
Occasional Contributor

thank you so much for the artical. I'm still a little confused with which setting to pick. 

 

I'm sorry to ask again, 

 

I think I need # 3 do I have to push the AE-on button to start meter and then push the * button to lock it OR just let go of the AE-ON button.  


@Beckyk wrote:

thank you so much for the artical. I'm still a little confused with which setting to pick. 

 

I'm sorry to ask again, 

 

I think I need # 3 do I have to push the AE-on button to start meter and then push the * button to lock it OR just let go of the AE-ON button.  


Did you notice that the article is pretty lengthy, and covers three pages?  Take a look again, at the thrid page

 

EOS Rebel T3: C.Fn 7 (option 1 or 3)
EOS Rebel T3i: C.Fn 9 (option 1 or 3)
EOS Rebel T4i: C.Fn 6 (option 1 or 3)
EOS 60D: C.Fn IV-1 (option 1, 2, 3, or 4)
EOS 7D: C.Fn IV-1 (Custom Controls — Shutter, AF-ON, AEL buttons)
EOS 6D: C.Fn III-5 (Custom Controls -- Shutter, AF-ON, AEL buttons)
EOS 5D Mark II: C.Fn IV-1 (option 2 or 3)
EOS 5D Mark III: C.Fn menu screen 2 (Custom Controls -- Shutter, AF-ON, AEL buttons)
EOS-1D X: C.Fn menu screen 5 (Custom Controls -- Shutter, AF-ON, AEL buttons)

 

That can be found on the third page [or you display all pages as single page], along with detailed explanations of what each of the settings are.

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"Doctor told me to get out and walk, so I bought a Canon."

Beckyk
Occasional Contributor

yes I did see that and I read it all but I'm sorry but I'm so confused. 

Hi Beckyk!

 

Perhaps the easiest solution in this case would be to give our all-American tech support team a call! They're at 1-800-OK-CANON (800-652-2666). They'll be happy to walk you through setting up back button focus on your EOS 60D!

Beckyk
Occasional Contributor
thanks so much I will call them.

"I think I need # 3 do I have to push the AE-on button to start meter and then push the * button to lock it OR just let go of the AE-ON button."

 

"yes I did see that and I read it all but I'm sorry but I'm so confused. " 

 

You have to go into your Custom Functions Menu Screen, Custom Function IV, custom parameter 1, not number 3.  Can you find the Custom Function settings in your Menu screens?

 

You want to assign "Metering & AF Start" assigned to the "AF Start" button.  The article suggests selecting options 1, 2, 3, or 4 will set up back button focus, but each setting will have a slightly different behavior.

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"Doctor told me to get out and walk, so I bought a Canon."

Beckyk
Occasional Contributor
yes I was able to find it, thanks. And I believe I have it set now.
I'm going to call canon just to make sure I have it right. THanks again for all your help.

TTMartin
Respected Contributor

The 60D has an AF-ON button which means you only need to remove AF from the shutter button, for BBF.

 

I'm not a big fan of BBF, instead I program the AF-ON button, to act as AF OFF. I leave focus start on the shutter button, and when I want to suspend AF, like to manually focus through branches, only then do I have to press a second button, I just don't understand why you would want to have to press two buttons, BBF and the shutter button most of the time.