61-point automatic selection AF

Article ID: ART136448 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 10/22/2015


61-point automatic selection AF



61-point automatic selection AF

All the AF points are used to focus.

With One-Shot AF, pressing the shutter button halfway will display the AF point(s) <> that achieved focus. If multiple AF points are displayed, it means they all have achieved focus. This mode tends to focus the nearest subject

With AI Servo AF, the manually-selected AF point <> is used first to achieve focus. The AF point(s) achieving focus is displayed as <>.

  • With 61-point automatic selection AF or Zone AF, the active AF point <S> will keep switching to track the subject in AI Servo AF mode. However, under certain shooting conditions (such as when the subject is small), it may not be able to track the subject. Also, in low temperatures, the tracking response is slower.

  • With Single-point Spot AF, focusing with the Speedlite’s AF-assist beam may be difficult.

  • If the camera cannot focus with the EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s AF-assist beam, set the AF area selection mode to Single-point AF (Manual selection) and select the center AF point to focus.

  • When the AF point(s) lights up, part or all of the viewfinder may light up in red. This is a characteristic of AF point display (using liquid crystal).

  • In low temperatures, the AF point’s blinking may be difficult to see. This is a characteristic of AF point display (using liquid crystal).


  • If you set [AF4: Orientation linked AF point] to [  Select separate AF points], you can set the AF area selection mode and manually selected AF point (or Zone) separately for vertical and horizontal shooting

  • With [AF4: Selectable AF point], you can change the number of manually selectable AF points

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