Learn the Basics About Autofocus on the Canon 5D Mark III


show more The autofocus feature on the Canon 5D Mark III helps users achieve faster, more accurate focus when taking pictures. Autofocus processes scene recognition, meaning it will adjust to what's happening accordingly. For example, during a running scene, it will focus on the runner. While this may seem like a simple on/off feature, there are several variables to consider. This online video helps you understand autofocus basics to avoid missing a great shot. show less
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Autofocus basics

Your camera has an autofocus feature, and for most of your shots, it will provide faster, more accurate focus than you'll ever achieve using manual focus. However, autofocus is not completely foolproof. You still have to use it properly to get good results, and you can learn everything you need to know about how to get good results with autofocus in my Foundations of Photography: Exposure course. For right now, there are some very simple things that you need to know about autofocus. First of all, your lens can be switched between Auto focus, and Manual focus.

There's a switch right here on the side that says AF, and MF. You want to be sure that it's set on AF for autofocus to work. We are in Scene Intelligent Auto mode, which limits our autofocus choices, and that's fine for right now, because there are some basic things that you really need to spend some time learning. Using autofocus is very simple. You frame your shot, and then you half-press your shutter button. Now, t...

Autofocus basics
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The autofocus feature on the Canon 5D Mark III helps users achieve faster, more accurate focus when taking pictures. Autofocus processes scene recognition, meaning it will adjust to what's happening accordingly. For example, during a running scene, it will focus on the runner. While this may seem like a simple on/off feature, there are several variables to consider. This online video helps you understand autofocus basics to avoid missing a great shot.

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