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Rebel XT Automatic AF point selection

 
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Aug 05, 2008 14:31 |  #1

I read through the manual on how to toggle between automatic and manual AF point select in 'Manual mode' but couldn't find anything.
If anyone knows how to do this or can point me in the right direction, please share.

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Aug 05, 2008 15:41 |  #2

Do you see the two buttons on the right side of the camera, easily accessible to your thumb? Press the one on the right. Look into the viewfinder, and press up/down/left/right to select to AF point you need. Hope this helps.




  
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Aug 06, 2008 18:58 |  #3

skidme,
That's manual selection, not automatic. Thats what I do now. I was asking about automatic AF point-the camera selects the AF point. The user guide says that AF point selection can be toggled between auto and manual in manual mode.


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Aug 06, 2008 19:32 |  #4

Have you tried turning the main dial until all focus points are lit?


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Aug 06, 2008 19:35 |  #5

if all of the AF points are selected using the method skidme posted then the camera will pick the AF point(s) it thinks should be in focus. i always leave mine on the center point focus and recompose if i have to.


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Aug 06, 2008 20:51 |  #6

What dle said. However it's slower to focus that way than choosing the focus point yourself.


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Aug 07, 2008 04:35 as a reply to  @ tim's post |  #7

Or you press the SET button inside the ring of arrow buttons twice in a row.


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Aug 07, 2008 04:45 |  #8
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apersson850 wrote in post #6062532 (external link)
Or you press the SET button inside the ring of arrow buttons twice in a row.

No such things on Rebel XT.


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Aug 07, 2008 04:47 as a reply to  @ Hermeto's post |  #9

Oh, sorry, that works on the 400D, so I assumed the same would work on a 350D. I've never actually used any 350D.

Sorry to add to the confusion. On the 400D, as soon as you've pressed the SET button to select the center focus point, and you press it once again, it reverts to automatic selection.


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Aug 07, 2008 06:18 |  #10

^^^ Same with the 350 Page 73 in the Manual "By pressing <SET> you can toggle between center AF point and Automatic AF Points"


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