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I have a T2i and the AF points in the viewfinder worked when I purchased it and now a month later they don't? I'm sure that it is a setting error on my part but don't find anything in the manual for corrections

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  • dhowdeshell Oct 04, 2010

    I'm not in video mode, I'm just taking photos. The AF is on and working but I am getting a lot of out of focus shots because I think the camera is focusing somewhen other than were I looking....if that makes any sense. I've tried seeting the points to automatic and maually selecting one yet I'm not seeing them light as they did in the beginning....

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Hi,

If the camera is in AF Servo mode and Auto AF point selection, it won't show any red AF indication on the viewfinder.

For the settings part, please verify if your custom functions are set right. You can turn off the red confirmation lights with a custom function. CFn III-4-1 will disable the red focus confirmation light.

If this doesn't work for you, please comment and let me know, and I will be more than happy to assist you to further resolve your issue.

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This website suggests trying a couple things that might help you figure this out, plus the icons that aren't obvious (at least to me):
http://blog.jayfriesen.com/2010/03/canon-t2i550d-hdmi-output-footages/
Not sure if you're talking about video, but here's an excerpt from dansmccomb.com:
Dan says:
February 13, 2010 at 11:01 am You're absolutely correct, Brad: autofocus simply doesn't work on movie cameras. Most video cameras have a featured called "focus assist" which sort of works, but it's very slow and often gets it wrong. So professional videographers rarely use it.
I was a professional photojournalist when autofocus began coming out on 35mm cameras, and it was horrible for many years before the technology reached a point where it was ready for prime time. I hope autofocus can one day work as well on film cameras as is does today on still cameras, because my eyes aren't getting any younger.

Good luck, and hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

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