Use manual focus Canon 5D Mark III


show more While autofocus is usually the most efficient setting for the Canon 5D Mark III, there are some situations where it makes more sense to use manual focus. It is also possible to set the Canon 5D Mark III so it will use a combination of autofocus and manual focus. You can learn more about using manual focus by watching this online video. show less
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Using manual focus

While I rely heavily on Auto focus most of the time, there are still occasions when I switch my camera over to Manual focus. For moving situations, Manual focus is sometimes faster than Auto focus for the simple reason that, as good as your Auto focus system is, you're still smarter than it is. If you're in a situation where a moving object is traveling in a very predictable way, then you might be able track focus manually very smoothly as you wait for the precise moment that you want to shoot. Your Auto focus system may rack in and out of focus as it looks for the point.

Manual focus is also useful for times when Auto focus doesn't lock, either because your subject lacks contrast, or because there's not enough light in the scene to focus. Of course, if there is not enough light for your camera to focus, then there may not be enough for you to see either, but that's still worth a try. Finally, I sometimes use Auto focus and Manual focus in combination. If I'm shoot...

Using manual focus
Video duration: 3m 33s 5h 30m Beginner Updated Feb 04, 2016

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While autofocus is usually the most efficient setting for the Canon 5D Mark III, there are some situations where it makes more sense to use manual focus. It is also possible to set the Canon 5D Mark III so it will use a combination of autofocus and manual focus. You can learn more about using manual focus by watching this online video.

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Photography
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5D Mark III
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