Canon EOS40D " How To " Auto-focus Live View

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

  1. harcosparky macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Anyone with a 40D use Live View?

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


    Nov 18, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    Activate it in the custom function. It tells you exactly how to in the manual.
  3. AlaskaMoose macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2008
    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

    Jan 14, 2008
    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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