Canon EOS40D " How To " Auto-focus Live View

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by harcosparky, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    Anyone with a 40D use Live View?

    How do you activate Auto Focus in Live View???
     
  2. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Activate it in the custom function. It tells you exactly how to in the manual.
     
  3. AlaskaMoose macrumors 65816

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    Manual focus is best for accuracy on macro photography, but since you want to know about auto-focusing, here it goes:

    1. Turn the AF/M switch on the lens to AF (this is very important)
    2. Activate auto-focus using "C. Fn. III-06 AF During Live View Shooting. Choose to "anable" this feature (in the Menu)
    3. Press the AF-DRIVE button and use the Main Dial to make sure the auto-focus mode has been set to One-Shot (on the LCD screen)
     
  4. harcosparky thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks but we're not using Live View for macro photography, and not sure that we would use it for that though I guess it would come in handy. At the time we dug around in the CF menu's and figured out what had to be done.

    I own a 30D and a 5D, it was my brother who bought the 40D.

    After playing with his 40D for a day, I could almost buy one .... give my 30D away, and the 5D would see less use.

    This 40D is impressive, and putting live-view in it is a big plus.
     

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