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Assigning Functions to the Custom Buttons

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by slothead, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. slothead

    slothead TalkEmount Top Veteran

    544
    Mar 1, 2015
    Maryland
    Tom
    Just curious, What do you guys use your custom buttons for? Give me some examples.

    Thanks,
     
  2. robbie36

    robbie36 TalkEmount Veteran

    484
    Nov 21, 2014
    My settings for the A7r2
    1) C1 = focus area
    2) C2 = focus mode
    3) C3 = focus zoom (for manual focusing)
    4) C4 = finder/monitor (manual switching)
    5) AF/MF = AF/MF toggle
    6) AEL = eye af
    7) Wheel button = standard
     
  3. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    I only use a few on the NEX-7 with manual lenses setting aperture manually.

    Manual Focus Assist
    ISO
    Exposure Comp
    Creative Style
    Shutter speed
     
  4. slothead

    slothead TalkEmount Top Veteran

    544
    Mar 1, 2015
    Maryland
    Tom
    Thanks guys, keep em coming, and by the way this is for a a7ii, so I am primarily interested in the four single custom buttons (but every function suggested could work on those, so I guess it doesn't really matter what they're for).

    Thanks again,
     
  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    I wish I had a A7ii so I could chime in :D
     
  6. jai

    jai TalkEmount Top Veteran

    589
    Feb 4, 2013
    I set up the A6000 for optimum use with manual focus lenses using the following options:

    • AEL -> Focus Magnifier
    • Main Dial -> Exposure Comp
    • Back Dial -> Apetrure/Shutter Speed
    This ensures the most useful buttons are actually functional when using a legacy lens.
     
  7. Summerkl

    Summerkl TalkEmount Rookie

    16
    Aug 25, 2011
    I've only customized 3 functions on my A7 (I primarily shoot legacy primes)
    C1 Focus magnifier
    C2 Aspect ratio
    Dial around enter OK key is set to ISO
     
  8. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    Mine is more geared to mf:
    1) C1 = Peaking level
    2) C2 = Steady S. Focal Len.
    3) C3 = AF/MF toggle
    4) C4 = Monitor brightness (not sure on this, maybe switch to grid and move to down button)
    5) AF/MF = Focus Magnifier
    6) AEL = eye af
    7) Wheel button = focus area
    8) Down = finder/monitor (manual switching-problem not permanent, other option deactivate monitor is permanent but does not shut the lcd)