I would love to be able to try this, but I think my camera might be too old and too simplistic to make it happen. It's a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 that I bought about seven years ago. I've looked through the manual for it and pressed a lot of buttons on it and have been unable to find any kind of AF-activation setting. It has Continuous AutoFocus that can be set for On or Off. It has an AF/AE Lock button near the top right side of the back of the camera and I can set that for AF, AE, or AF/AE. But I can't find any kind of AF-activation setting to change to AF-ON only instead of Shutter/AF-ON.
Is anyone familiar with this older camera and knows if there's anything I can do to make this work? Thanks!
Delores - not familiar with your camera but a couple of questions - Can you set your camera to Autofocus Continuos as mentioned in the video? Can you go into your camera's menu and and under Auto Focus - can u set the Af/AE Lock button to always just AF? This wold take away the use of the shutter release as both focus and shutter release to only shutter release - making the AF/AE Lock button for focusing. Not sure if this helps - again not familiar to your camera. You might want to watch the video a little closer at the end when he go through describing how to set it up. Even tho he uses Nikon cameras - the basics are stated there. Best wishes in your endeavors to try this great way of focusing! ~bruce.