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Turning af beam off

My husband just bought a Cannon Powershot and is trying to turn the AF Beam off. It is highlighted as off in the menu but then it continues to shine when the shutter is pressed.

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The same lamp used for AF is also used as a preflash for redeye reduction. Turn off redeye reduction as well as AF assist.

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