Explanation of AF assist beam operation

Article ID: ART160249 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 11/16/2015


Explanation of AF assist beam operation


AF-Assist Beam

The AF-assist beam will sometimes emit when the shutter button is pressed halfway to assist focusing in certain conditions, i.e. dark conditions.

The AF-assist beam can be turned off. If animals are your subject, turn off the beam when shooting in the dark to avoid startling them. However, please keep in mind the following facts:

  • Turning the AF-assist beam off may make it more difficult for the camera to focus.
  • The red-eye reduction lamp may emit when you press the shutter button halfway even if the AF-assist beam is turned off. In order to prevent any lamp from emitting before the flash fires, set the red-eye reduction function and the AF-assist beam to [Off] in the Shooting menu.



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