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Canon R6 Mark II
Customize Buttons One Shot AF to Servo

by Mary

How To Customize Buttons on Canon R6 Mark II

How To Customize Buttons on Canon R6 Mark II

"I can't seem to customize any of my buttons to work to change one shot AF to Servo. I have my dial set to Manual. Is there another menu setting that I need to change to enable the change? My camera is R6 Mark II" - Mary

Hi Mary!

Thanks for asking how to customize a button on your Canon R6 Mark II to change from One Shot AF to Servo Auto-focusing. I can help you with that.

I literally just opened up my copy of the R6 Mark II and the 24-105mm f/4.7-7.1 lens. I recommend you use the AF-On button to switch between One Shot and Servo unless you already customized it to use it for back-button focusing.

Step 1 is to select the option for customizing buttons in the 3rd column under the orange customize camera icon on your R6 Mark II LCD after you push the "menu" on the back of your camera. SEE THE PHOTO ABOVE.

If you haven't gone into this part of the menu before, the default option is already set on the main shutter/focus icon. Two levels down is the "AF-ON" button. Select that option (or the button you want to customize).

Canon R6 Mark II Customize shutter button
This is selected if you want to customize
what the shutter button does when you press it.

STEP 2 is to select the AF-ON option as the button you want to set for switching between One Shot focusing and Servo focusing. The hit "SET - OK" on your LCD screen to accept this change.

Canon R6 M2 customize default on shutter button
Scroll down a little and select the AF-ON option

STEP 3 is to select the ONE SHOT-SERVO option.

Canon R6 Mark II Customize One Shot To Servo
Select the One Shot-Servo Option

STEP 4 is to hit the "SET" button inside the Quick control dial 1.

You can also watch this helpful video on YouTube. It's how to customize the switch back and forth from One Shot to Servo, but with the R6 Mark I camera, but I still think you'll find it helpful to watch: Customize Canon R6 Buttons Video

I hope this helps,
Be sure to comment back if you wish.


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One Shot AF to Servo
by: Mary

Thank you so much for clarifying this setting for me. There is so much to learn about this camera. I previously had a bridge camera which was so simple to operate. This camera has a steep learning curve in order to take full advantage of its capabilities.
I'm glad I found your website. Mary

Glad I could help! The R6 M2 is a sophisticated, feature-rich camera. It's my 8th or 9th interchangeable lens Canon digital camera and there's a learning curve every time you get a new one.

by: Mary

Hi Bruce,
Thank you so much for your detailed reply to my question. I've tried setting the AF-ON button to switch between one shot af to servo. Although the screen shows that it has switched to servo, when I press the shutter button it will only take one shot.
I have also tried setting other buttons to the same customization, but none of them will work for the one shot af to servo.
I'm getting ready for a trip and I hope to be able to resolve this issue before I leave in early September.
Thanks again, Mary

SERVO is a setting that causes the camera to adjust its focusing as the subject or you move in between individual photographs, not take multiple photos rapidly. The multiple photos taken in a burst are set by adjusting DRIVE MODE

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