A few days ago I published my article about the main three custom settings I use with Sony cameras. Here, I dive further into another really powerful button configuration.
For this example, I'm using the "Recall Custom Hold" setting to allow two buttons on the Sony a7R III to activate two separate focus area modes depending on which one I press. As you can see from the video, however, there are many more specifications that can be set with this customization. When I'm not reviewing other gear, I'm photographing wildlife with my Canon 7D Mark II and using this Recall Custom Hold setting is almost identical to how I have that camera set up to handle a variety of fact-paced situations.
As far as I know, Recall Custom Hold is only available on the newest Sony mirrorless cameras including the a9, a7 III, a7R III, and a6400. The other Sony cameras still have access to the "Memory Recall" function, but that is a much slower implementation of achieving essentially the same task.
Do you use this custom button on your Sony camera? I'd love to hear how you use it for your own style of photography in the comments below.