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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 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    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 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    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

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    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.