How To Focus In Live View In Canon Rebel T3I


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Focusing in Live view

When you activate Live View your camera raises its mirror out of the way so that light can get from the lens directly to the sensor. It's the sensor that creates the image that's shown on the LCD screen. So no Live View image can be created when the mirror is down and in the way. Unfortunately, there is something else that happens when the mirror flips up. The autofocus sensors in the camera are located up here. Light from the lens gets bounced up here and the autofocus sensors analyze it to calculate focus. When the mirror flips up, those autofocus sensors go blind, meaning your camera loses its normal autofocus capability.

When you're in Live View then the camera has to use a different method autofocus. By default, rather than relying on its autofocus sensors the computer in your camera will analyze the image that the sensor is capturing and focus accordingly. The practical upshot of this is that autofocus in Live View is much slower than it is when you shoot normally. Your ...

Focusing in Live view
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Focusing in Live view provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Shooting with the Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5)

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