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1Ds3, using a speedlite to assist in autofocus

 
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Sep 06, 2010 05:07 |  #1

On my 5D2 you can set the speedlite to emit the IR beam in order to assist the autofocus (without firing the flash). It needs to be done in the cameras menu but I can't find it on my 1Ds3.

Does it exist or is that for newer cameras only?

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Sep 06, 2010 05:18 |  #2

The flash assist beam should be automatic, but here's a possible clue: it only works in One Shot AF or AI Focus AF, so if you're in AI Servo AF it won't work. So...


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Sep 06, 2010 05:37 |  #3

I know it use to work on mine with 580EX II, but now I can't figure out how to make it work again? Not sure if I changed something on the flash or in my camera body, but it definitely use to work. If you can get yours to work again please post here what you did.

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Sep 06, 2010 05:54 |  #4

Gel wrote in post #10857881 (external link)
It needs to be done in the cameras menu but I can't find it on my 1Ds3.

All flash option are possible at flash interface/screen, i believe.

This function is not allowed at 430EX II. only 580EX II.


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