Customizing AF Functions

You can configure AF functions in detail to suit your shooting style or subject.

[Autofocus3]

One-Shot AF release priority

You can specify whether to prioritize focus or release timing for One-Shot AF (except when shooting with Touch Shutter).

  • [] Focus

    The picture will not be taken until focus is achieved. Useful when you want to achieve focus before capturing the image.

  • [] Release

    Prioritizes shutter release over focus. Useful when capturing the decisive moment is most important.

    Note that the camera shoots whether or not the subject is in focus.

Preview AF

This function keeps subjects generally in focus. The camera is ready to focus immediately when you press the shutter button halfway.

  1. Select [Autofocus: Preview AF].

  2. Select [Enable].

Caution

  • Fewer shots are available when set to [Enable], because the lens is driven continuously and battery power is consumed.

Lens operation when AF is not available

You can specify lens operation that applies when autofocusing on a subject is not possible.

  • [ON] Continue focus search

    If focus cannot be achieved with autofocus, the lens is driven to search for the precise focus.

  • [OFF] Stop focus search

    If autofocus starts and the focus is far off or if focus cannot be achieved, the lens drive will not be performed. This prevents the lens from becoming grossly out of focus due to the focus search drive.

Caution

  • [Stop focus search] is recommended for super telephoto lenses or other lenses that are driven over a large focus area, to avoid significant delay from focus search drive if the lens becomes greatly out of focus.

AF-assist beam firing

You can enable or disable AF-assist beam firing of the camera or a Speedlite for EOS cameras.

  1. Select [Autofocus: AF-assist beam firing].

  2. Select an option.

    • [ON] Enable

      Enables firing of the AF-assist beam, when needed.

    • [OFF] Disable

      Disables firing of the AF-assist beam. Set if you prefer not to fire the AF-assist beam.

    • [LED] LED AF assist beam only

      Enables LED AF-assist beam firing by Speedlites equipped with this feature, when these flash units are attached. If your Speedlite is not LED-equipped, the camera's AF-assist beam is fired instead.

Caution

  • Speedlite AF-assist beam firing is disabled when the Speedlite's [Autofocus: AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disable].

[Autofocus4]

Limit AF areas

You can limit the AF areas available to the areas that you normally use. Select available AF areas and press SET to add a checkmark [Check]. Select [OK] to register the setting. For details on AF areas, see AF Area.

Caution

  • The [Check] mark cannot be cleared from all items at the same time.

Note

  • An asterisk to the right of [Autofocus: Limit AF areas] indicates that the default setting has been modified.

AF area selection control

You can set how AF area selection methods are switched.

  • [Multifunction button] AF point selection→M-Fn button

    Press the AF point selection button, then the Multi-function button. Each press switches the AF area.

  • [Main dial] AF point selection→Main Dial

    Press the AF point selection button, then turn the Main dial dial to switch the AF area.

Note

  • When [AF point selection→Main Dial] is set, use Multi-controller to move the AF point horizontally.

Multi-controllerMulti-controller sensitivity in AF point selection

You can adjust Multi-controller sensitivity, which applies to AF point positioning.

Orientation-linked AF points

You can set separate types of AF areas or positions of AF points for vertical and horizontal shooting.

  • [Orientation-linked AF point] Same for both vert/horiz

    The same AF points or Zone AF frames in the same AF areas are used in both vertical and horizontal shooting.

  • [] Separate AF pts: Area+pt

    Separate types of AF areas or separate positions of AF points or Zone AF frames can be set for each camera orientation ((1) Horizontal, (2) Vertical with the camera grip up, (3) Vertical with the camera grip down ()).

    Useful when switching to other types of AF areas or positions of AF points or Zone AF frames automatically based on camera orientation.

    AF areas and positions of AF points or Zone AF frames you assign to each of the three camera orientations are retained.

  • [] Separate AF pts: Pt only

    Separate positions of AF points or Zone AF frames can be set for each camera orientation ((1) Horizontal, (2) Vertical with the camera grip up, (3) Vertical with the camera grip down). Useful when switching to other positions of AF points or Zone AF frames automatically based on camera orientation.

    Positions of AF points or Zone AF frames you assign to each of the three camera orientations are retained.

Caution

  • The default setting of [Same for both vert/horiz] is restored if you select [Basic settings] in [Set-up: Reset camera] (). Settings for orientations (1)–(3) are cleared, and the camera is set to use the center Zone AF frame in Flexible Zone AF 1.
  • The setting may be cleared if you switch lenses.

[Autofocus6]

Electronic full-time MF

Operation of manual focus adjustment using the electronic focusing ring when certain lenses are attached is customizable. Check the Canon website for compatible lenses.

  • Disable

    Operation of manual focus adjustment corresponds to the [Lens electronic MF] setting.

  • Enable

    Manual focus adjustment is available whenever the camera is on.

Lens electronic MF

For lenses equipped with electronic manual focusing, you can specify how manual focus adjustment is used with One-Shot AF.

  • [] Disable after One-Shot

    After the AF operation, manual focusing adjustment is disabled.

  • [] One-Shot→enabled

    You can manually adjust the focus after the AF operation if you keep holding down the shutter button halfway.

  • [] One-Shot→enabled (magnify)

    You can manually adjust the focus after the AF operation if you keep holding down the shutter button halfway. You can magnify the area in focus and adjust the focus manually by turning the lens focusing ring.

  • [] Disable in AF mode

    Manual focus adjustment is disabled when the lens's focus mode switch is set to AF.

Caution

  • With [One-Shot→enabled (magnify)], display may not be magnified even if you turn the lens focusing ring while pressing the shutter button halfway immediately after shooting. If so, you can magnify display by releasing the shutter button, waiting for [Magnify or reduce] display, then pressing the shutter button halfway as you turn the lens focusing ring.

Note

  • For details on your lens's manual focus specifications, refer to the Lens Instruction Manual.

Focusing ring rotation

You can reverse the direction that the focusing ring of RF lens is rotated to adjust settings.

  • [] Normal
  • [] Reverse direction

Focusing ring sensitivity of RF lenses

You can set the sensitivity of the RF lens focusing ring.

  • [] Varies with rotation speed

    Focusing ring sensitivity varies depending on rotation speed.

  • [] Linked to rotation degree

    The focal position is adjusted based on the amount of rotation, regardless of the rotation speed.

Use as a focusing or control ring

Menu-based switching of lens focus/control ring functionality.

Caution

  • Available when using lenses that have a combination focusing ring/control ring but have no switch to switch between these feature.
  • Use as focus ring

    The ring works as a focusing ring.

  • Use as control ring

    The ring works as a control ring.

Note

  • Switching is also possible from the Quick Control screen, when customized with [Shooting: Customize Quick Controls] ().

[Autofocus2] (In Movie Recording)

Movie Servo AF speed

This function is available when [Autofocus: Movie Servo AF] is set to [Enable].

You can set the AF speed and operating conditions for Movie Servo AF. The function is enabled when using a lens supporting slow focus transition during movie recording.*

  • When active

    You can set [Always on] to have the AF speed take effect at all times for movie recording (before and during movie recording) or set [During shooting] to have the AF speed take effect only during movie recording.

  • AF speed

    You can adjust the AF speed (focus transition speed) from the standard speed (0) to slow (one of seven levels) or fast (one of two levels) to obtain the desired effect for the movie creation.

* Lenses supporting slow focus transition during movie recording

USM and STM lenses released in and after 2009 are compatible. For details, refer to the Canon website.

Caution

  • With certain lenses, even if you adjust the AF speed, the speed may not change.

Note

  • Operation when inactive is equivalent to when [AF speed] is set to [Standard (0)].
  • An asterisk “*” to the right of [Autofocus: Movie Servo AF speed] indicates that the default setting has been modified.

Movie Servo AF tracking sensitivity

You can adjust the tracking sensitivity (to one of seven levels), which affects responsiveness if the subject strays from the AF point during Movie Servo AF, as when interfering objects move across AF points or when you pan.

This function is available when [Autofocus: Movie Servo AF] is set to [Enable].

  • Locked on: –3/–2/–1

    With this setting, the camera is less likely to track a different subject if the subject strays from the AF point. The closer the setting is to the minus (–) symbol, the less the camera is inclined to track a different subject. It is effective when you want to prevent the AF points from rapidly tracking something that is not the intended subject during panning or when an obstacle cuts across the AF points.

  • Responsive: +1/+2/+3

    This makes the camera more responsive when tracking a subject that covers the AF point. The closer the setting is to the plus (+) symbol, the more responsive the camera is. It is effective when you want to keep tracking a moving subject as its distance from the camera changes or to rapidly focus on another subject.

Note

  • Operation when inactive is equivalent to when set to [0].