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Old Dec 16, 2011, 7:14 PM   #1
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Default Few questions about the Canon Rebel T3

So, I got this camera as an early Christmas gift and I love it.
However, being an amateur with it, I'm not understanding a few things.

For one, my main subjects to photograph are my dogs.

Here are two of them playing and the seem to be completely out of focus. I was using the "Sports" with the stabilizer on and turned to AF on the lens...
How can I get crisp photos of fast moving dogs?

Also, I've seen amazing videos on youtube that shows subjects going in and out of focus while recording.. I cannot figure out how to use my video like that! Like this:


I hope one day to learn all the aspects of this camera. I'm in love already but their are so many buttons and options!
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Old Dec 16, 2011, 10:50 PM   #2
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lol you sound like me, I got a canon t1i for xmas early also..... i was so lost first week or so. still a bit lost lol. I'd try it set in close up mode if your going to be that close...... than again another newbie speaking here

I have been setting iso speeds on my own in the setting where you can. you should play with that and see what iso speeds give you different shots

good luck!!!
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 3:54 AM   #3
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Hi- you could try using the "tracking auto-focus mode"- selectable via the right button on the rear four way controller- maybe set the autofocus point to centre as opposed to auto- thus using the focus point like a target shooter..!
One thing to bear in mind also is the live view mode(using the screen for shooting)- which auto-focuses FAR slower than using the viewfinder.
Despite all of the above,though,you'll never have a 100% hit rate with excitable dogs at that range... as they move around so quickly...! Keep trying though..
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 4:41 AM   #4
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hi canon has three modes one shot A1 focus and A1 servo. one shot for still subjects A1 servo for moving and A1 focus for something that could move. I would use a centre AF spot to focus and A1 servo
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