Cannon 50d settings

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  1. BLD_007

    BLD_007 TPF Noob!

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    Ok, I replaced my cannon 50d lastnight and its back to default settings.

    How do I program the back button for focus and not the shutter trigger?

    also, what other settings should I do/handy?

    I didn't program my last 50d, my friend did for me.


    Any advice would be great!
     
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    BLD_007 TPF Noob!

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    What are good settings for shooting sports? Like custom buttons or such
     
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    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you never really programmed or used a 50D (and knew what you were doing) I'd invest the time in reading the manual, as most of your answers can be found there. This way, next time something happens, you will have learned how to do it yourself.

    Give a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach him to fish, he eats for a lifetime :)
     
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    I used my 50d for about 6month until it was stolen 3 weeks ago =(

    just replaced it lastnight, I got my camera to auto focus with the back button+ focus during rapid fire.

    just dont know what else I need to set things too.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Doesn't the 50D have an AF-ON button, on the back already?

    On my older 20D cameras, I use Custom Function #4 to switch the * button to activate the AF.
     
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    I'm talking about the * on the back, but I found what to do.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    But with the AF-on button right there...why would you need to also make the * button activate the AF? :scratch:
     
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    because I have a battery grip so when I shoot vertical I need the * set to auto focus. I also don't think the AF-on button does what I want it too.
     
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    Fair enough :)
     

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