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Author Topic: Back-Button Focusing on the T2i  (Read 18136 times)

Offline bgray

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Re: Back-Button Focusing on the T2i
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2012, 08:20:45 AM »
Hey Goulet....

Remember that there's a big difference between tethering in Aperture and what EOS will do for you.

If you tether through Aperture, then you just automatically import to Aperture when you hit the shutter.  You have no control except for the shutter release.

But with EOS, you can adjust EVERYTHING except the zoom.  You name it, EOS will control it all from your laptop.  aperture, shutterspeed, exposure compensation, WB....literally, everything. 

But most importantly, it will control focus on a very micro level.  So imagine when your taking your product shots, you can go live full screen on your huge iMac and really make sure that you are nailing focus.

THAT's the real advantage of EOS in your situation.  Better than the viewfinder, better then the LCD screen, better than trusting the auto-focus, better than trusting your hand to twist the focus ring.

You can see the live view on your computer, and control the focus on a micro level.

Especially with product photography, I would advise you to give this another look.

My EOS software does not hijack my computer.  It does not automatically start up.  Maybe we should get on the phone see if our settings and preferences differ.

Also - you might want to update your version with the latest EOS from the Canon website.  I doubt that you have the latest version with the disk that came with your camera.  The version that came with my camera was a little buggy until I updated it.  This could be the problem.
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Offline GouletPens

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Re: Back-Button Focusing on the T2i
« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2012, 09:41:26 AM »
I'm up for giving EOS Utility another shot. I was actually having some fun playing around with it, but when it started to act crazy on me I just ditched it because I didn't want the headache. I totally hear what you're saying, I think that it could work really well. I also saw that link you emailed me about focus stacking with ML, that is just way too cool. Let's talk soon.
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Offline Hannah Lane

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Re: Back-Button Focusing on the T2i
« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2019, 06:50:55 AM »
I started back-button focusing on the T2i about a week ago.  I'll never go back.  Much much better.

What is this?
Instead of focusing by pressing the shutter half-way, you move the focus function to the back of the camera...using the "*" button.  So to focus, press the "*" on the back of the camera.  When you want to snap a pic, hit the shutter.

How do you do this?
Turn the T2i on.
Press the MENU button
Select the last tool symbol on the left (woops, I mean right)
Select Custom Functions (C.Fn)
Select Custom Function 9
Highlight OPTION 1 AE lock / AF
Press Set
Press Menu to exit menu

Why do this?
This article says it much better than I can....

Enjoy - much easier to nail your focus!


This article helps me!
« Last Edit: July 29, 2019, 12:17:24 PM by Hannah Lane »

Offline AndyCivil

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Re: Back-Button Focusing on the T2i
« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2019, 08:55:26 PM »
And, I think this is why the wonderful people behind this forum left it available! To be honest, no one has posted for a VERY long time, but the information can still help people after all. I hope they keep it up for as long as possible. (And I still check in from time to time.)