How To Use Manual Focus In Canon Rebel T3I


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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. For moving subjects, 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 to track focus very smoothly as you wait for the precise moment that you want to shoot. 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 it's still worth a try. Finally, I sometimes use auto-focus and manual focus in combination if I'm shooting the same subject over and over. For example, if I'm shooting a landscape in rapidly changi...

Manual focus
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