focus AI FOCUS

I have seen so much confusion over EOS DSLR camera focus modes, that I have written this post, to help you choose the right focus mode. One of the major reasons that folks come to my workshops for the advanced cameras is to learn how to set-up and get the best from the advanced AF …

Best AF settings for dog photography

A few recent 1-2-1 training sessions have focussed on optimising EOS 7D Mark II AF settings for specific subjects. The EOS 7D Mark II is a great camera, and when you optimise the AF you can really benefit from the available focus performance. To test out the EOS 7D Mark II AF settings for pictures of fast …

How to configure back button focus for EOS 1200D

Back button focus allows a photographer to separately control when the camera focuses and when it takes pictures. By default all Canon EOS cameras have focus activated by pressing the shutter halfway down, just as you would to take a picture. I’ve written about back button focus previously, but reader Kobus Pelser asked specifically about …

Registered AF points

Registered AF points make it simple to switch the location of your AF point with the touch of a single button.   Imagine you have the AF point on the left side of the frame to give an off-centred composition to your picture. Then you need to change the position of the AF point somewhere else …

The feature that's missing from canon EOS cameras

I have found that with the increasing configuration options and functionality of the cameras below the EOS-1D series I’m really missing one feature that is found on the EOS-1D models… “I want to be able to backup and restore my complete camera configuration” It takes a long time set up two cameras exactly the same …