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« on: June 29, 2007, 04:39:21 AM »

can anyone tell me if you can make the button on the back of the grip activate the focus? thats the button by your thumb.

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2007, 04:48:21 AM »

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Yes you can, I think it is custom function 18. You can either the focus on the rear or the front part of the body. I have both my ZD & AFDII set on the rear. What is nice about this is that I have my Canon 5D set the same way but with Canon it is either the shutter of the rear.
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2007, 05:05:36 AM »

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Yes you can, I think it is custom function 18. You can either the focus on the rear or the front part of the body. I have both my ZD & AFDII set on the rear. What is nice about this is that I have my Canon 5D set the same way but with Canon it is either the shutter of the rear.
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thanks for the quick answer. what about the afd mk1 (not 2), is that the same?

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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2007, 10:43:38 AM »

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thanks for the quick answer. what about the afd mk1 (not 2), is that the same?

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Hi
No, the AF is only on the shutter release.
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2007, 08:51:17 AM »

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can anyone tell me if you can make the button on the back of the grip activate the focus? thats the button by your thumb.
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I recently bought a Mamiya 645AFDII to replace an old and broken 645AF.

I've read the manual, but I can't find any reference to using the rear button to activate auto-focus.

Can someone enlighten me?

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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2007, 10:35:06 AM »

Hi

Look at page 91 of the manual C-18. I think it is third over Lock AE. I have my AFDII focus set on the AE lock button.
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2007, 11:11:47 AM »

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Look at page 91 of the manual C-18. I think it is third over Lock AE. I have my AFDII focus set on the AE lock button.
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Many thanks - I've got it now! Somehow I missed these capabilities when I first read through the manual.

C-18 takes autofocus off the shutter release.

Then C-17 allows you to choose either the front or rear button for autofocus.

(Discovered by trial and error - the manual doesn't really spell it out.)

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