focus hold button why?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by adwb, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. adwb

    adwb TalkEmount Regular

    Sep 30, 2015
    Bristol UK
    Focus hold button/s on some lenses.
    I am not sure I am missing something here but if you use back button focusing is not letting go also focus hold ?
    I can see the point if you use the shutter button to focus and I see the focus hold can via the menu be set to other functions , eye AF or drive mode look like good ideas.

    Is there some other benefit to focus hold on the lens that I am not understanding?
  2. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 22, 2012
    Can't the focus hold button be reprogrammed to be button focus?
  3. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    I think it's pretty critcal for shooting zooms/Tele where objects in the foreground can get in the way and cause the lens to go 'hunt' unnecessarily. At least that's what I've used it for

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  4. Bryan Jefferies

    Bryan Jefferies TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 20, 2016
    Texarkana, TX.
    Bryan Jefferies
    I reprogrammed by 70-200 for eye focus. Just seemed like a handy place for it.
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