How to set the AF Mode on the EOS D60
Article ID: ART105185 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015
 

Description

How to set the AF Mode on the EOS D60

Solution

The AF mode setting controls how the autofocus functions operate. The camera has two AF modes: One-shot AF for still subjects, and AI Servo AF for moving subjects.

AF mode selection is available in all Creative zone settings except for <A-DEP >


Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>.

Set the Mode Dial to a Creative zone setting other than < >.

Press the <> button. ( 6 )

Select the AF mode.

  • Turn the <> dial to make the selection.

  • Press the shutter button down halfway to return to ready-to-shoot status.
  • In addition to the above two AF modes, the EOS D60 provides AI Focus AF, which automatically switches between One-shot and AI Servo AF modes according to the state of the subject. AI Focus AF is automatically selected when operating in < > (Full Auto) mode.
  • Turn the <> dial to select the white balance

One-Shot AF for Still Subjects

Press the shutter button down halfway to activate AF operation and focus once.

The AF point achieving focus will flash in red and the beeper will sound. The focus confirmation light < > at the lower right will also light.

  • When using evaluative metering, the exposure setting is determined when focus is achieved. The exposure setting and focus remain locked as long as the shutter button is pressed down halfway. You can then recompose the shot while retaining the exposure setting and focus

If the camera cannot focus, the focus confirmation light ( ) in the viewfinder blinks. If this happens, you will not be able to take a picture even if you press the shutter button down fully. Instead, reframe the shot and focus again. See also, "Manual Focus"


AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects

Press and hold the shutter button down halfway, and the camera focuses continuously.
  • This mode is suited for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing.
  • With its predictive AF function, the camera can also track a subject that is steadily approaching or retreating from the camera.
  • The exposure settings are determined immediately before the picture is taken
  • The focus confirmation light < > will not light and the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved.
  • When focus is not achieved, the focus confirmation light < > will blink.
  • Focus lock cannot be used.

Predictive AF

When a subject is approaching or retreating from the camera at a constant rate, the focusing function can track the subject and predict the focusing distance immediately before the picture is taken so that the shot will be in focus at the moment of exposure.

  • When the AF point is selected automatically, the camera uses one of three AF points to focus on the subject. Tracking and predictive focusing is carried out using the camera selected AF point.
  • When the AF point is selected manually, the selected AF point tracks the subject.

AI Focus AF

AI Focus AF is set automatically in <> (Full Auto) mode. At the time of the shot, the camera automatically selects One-shot AF or AI Servo AF according to the state of the subject. If the subject is focused in One-shot AF and the subject then begins to move continuously, the camera detects the movement, automatically switches to AI Servo AF, and focuses continuously as it tracks the subject.

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