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GX7 Back Button Continuous Focus

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Sean1216, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. Sean1216

    Sean1216 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Mar 22, 2015
    Sean Wang
    Guys, I followed this guide to set up back button focus on the GX7 . I was trying it on my son yesterday. However, when I hold down the button as he is running, it doesn't seem like the camera is refocusing. Anyone else has success with this? Thanks

    Sean
     
  2. tkbslc

    tkbslc Super Moderator

    Did you set camera to AF-C? What focus selection method did you choose?
     
  3. Sean1216

    Sean1216 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Mar 22, 2015
    Sean Wang
    Yes I tried with afsc on and off.
     
  4. tkbslc

    tkbslc Super Moderator

    Well it has to be ON since AF-C is "Continuous" AF.

    What focus selection method? Single point? Face Detect" AF tracking?
     
  5. Sean1216

    Sean1216 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Mar 22, 2015
    Sean Wang
    Single point. That's what that video recommended. I haven't tried other ones.
     
  6. mambastik

    mambastik Mu-43 Regular

    40
    Jan 19, 2011
    I did the same thing using that exact same video tutorial. When you push down the back button focus, it goes from AF-C to AF-S when you hold it down, correct? When you are testing it, are you just pointing at some static object? It will detect no movement and will automatically switch your AF-C setting back to AF-S. Try pointing it to something moving, or even load up a Youtube video and focus on your screen, the camera will detect movement and will stay at AF-C when you hold down back button focus.
     
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