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What Are the Two Sides of the Back-Button Focus Debate?

It’s highly debatable, that’s for sure.

A close-up of the AF-On button on the back of a Nikon Z6ii camera.

Photography is full of “debates” — issues discussed at length on forums and elsewhere, where there’s no clear answer.

Raw vs JPEG” is a big one, for example. Let’s not get started with that one.



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Mark Ali

I’m a writer, a photographer, a music lover, and a professional ice sculptor. I’m kidding about that last thing. (View my portfolio at: