Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Autofocus basics, part of Learning the Canon Rebel SL1 (100D and Kiss X7).
- One of your camera's most remarkable features…is its ability to automatically focus.…This is often faster and more accurate…than you could do by hand.…Keep in mind, though, that auto focus isn't perfect,…and you may need to adjust the settings…to get the result you want, or even turn it off…from time to time, if it's acting up.…Be sure to watch Ben Long's course called,…Foundations of Photography: Exposure…to learn more about shooting with auto focus.…In order to get good results with auto focus,…you need to know how to use it.…
After framing a shot,…I press my shutter button halfway down.…There is a halfway point that I can feel.…The camera will also auto focus.…When this process is complete,…the camera shows you the exposure settings it thinks…are right, such as shutter speed and aperture for the scene.…This information will show up on the viewfinder…and on the monitor screen.…When ready, the focus indicator will also light up,…and the camera makes a small beep.…(beep)…Now, press the shutter the rest of the way to fire the shot.…
Want to get up and running even faster? Check out the "Quick Start" chapter to learn how to use your 100D straight out of the box.
- Reviewing the lens controls
- Changing image format and size
- Adjusting ISO and exposure compensations
- Using Program Shift mode
- Exploring Autofocus
- Focusing manually
- Shooting in Continuous (burst) mode
- Switching between metering modes
- Shooting with flash
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look
3. Shooting in Program Auto Exposure Mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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