Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video AF-assist beam firing, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
If you're shooting in a situation that's too hard for the camera's autofocus…system to handle, it will use its autofocus assist beam to shine some light into…your scene, so that it can focus.…There might be times though when that's an appropriate.…Maybe you're shooting in a concert or in a museum or something.…So if you're going to the Custom Functions menu over here custom function number…seven is AF-assist beam firing. By default it's Enabled.…If you want you can go down here and Disable it that will keep that bright light…from shining into your scene when you least expect it.…
If you're using an external flash, you can say well only use the external flash…for autofocus assist and a lot of external flashes have an infrared assist beam…that you can activate instead which is nice, because that's less visible.…So this is just a way to get around that annoying light that can shine in…sometimes might be necessary for autofocus, but there might be times when you…need to turn it off, so that you don't have your camera acting inappropriately.…
- What is an SLR?
- Attaching a lens to a camera
- Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
- Setting Auto mode
- Changing ISO
- Changing image format and size
- Manually selecting a focus point
- Correcting exposure while shooting
- Controlling white balance
- Using a driver and self-timer
- Auto exposure bracketing
- Selecting a picture style
- Using Live View
- Shooting video
- Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
- Cleaning the camera and sensor
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Will the lessons in this course work with the Canon T3 too?
A: The main differences between the Canon T3i and the T3 are some video capabilities. Other than that, and some minor menu differences, you should be able to use the lessons in this course with the T3 with no issues.
1. Getting to Know Your Canon Digital SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
6. Using Drive Mode and the Self-Timer
7. Using the Exposure Control Options
8. Using More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
What is a scene mode?1m 8s
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Styles
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Functions
15. Caring for Your Camera
Firmware updates1m 24s
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