Customising autofocus article for EOS Magazine Oct-Dec 2014

I have just received my latest copy of the specialist Canon only EOS Magazine through the post. It includes a seven page article that I wrote explaining what autofocus customisation is available within EOS cameras and how to use it. The article was a good challenge to write as there are many autofocus settings within …

back button focus

Back button focus is often used by advanced photographers as it provides a means to have separate control of the autofocus and shutter release. By default Canon EOS cameras use “front button focus”; the shutter release button activates the autofocus and exposure metering. The shutter button has two distinct switch levels, so-called “half press” and full …

Orientation linked AF

Several EOS cameras now have an option for orientation linked AF; the EOS 70D, EOS 7D, EOS 5D Mark III and the EOS-1D X all support this. In simple terms the camera uses it’s orientation sensor to automatically switch AF point depending on the camera’s orientation. There are three different orientations that the camera will …