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Auto focus does not work in creative modes

If I depress the exposure button 1/2 way and press the *AE button, camera will focus
Camera is Canon EOS Rebel XT 350D

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That is a custom function of the camera that can be change back to default with ease. While in one of the creative zones press the menu button and navigate to the 5th and final tab on the top right. Auto focus does not work in creative modes - 8f5da8f.jpg
This is the Setup menu 2. In this menu, select “Custom Functions (C. Fn)” . This will open a submenu of numbered options. Select #04 and set it to 0: the default AF/AE lock on a half depress of the shutter. 7528356.jpg
That should get your camera back to the expected auto focus with the shutter button.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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