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Old Aug 30, 2006, 6:29 AM   #1
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Hello all,


I have a quick question (maybe a stupid one). But I'm just getting familiar with my Canon 30D. I went through the manual and changed my AF point selection to the center point only

pushed on AF point selection button
used toggle switch to highlight center point
pushed on AF point selection button

Worked no problem, center point is now my focus point.

I wanted to go back and highlight all points. Followed same sequence above only pushed down on toggle switch to highlight all points then pushed AF selection button

The camera is still using only the center point to focus. Regardless of what metering mode i'm in. Always uses just the center point.

I pushed the AF POINT selection button again, it shows all points highlighted. But still only focuses with the centerpoint. Is there some way to get back to the "all points" auto focus mode?

I'm sure i'm just missing something. Thanks in advance.
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 7:48 AM   #2
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I have never had a problem reselecting AF points. If you do not have an actualproblem with the camera,pages 77 and 78 ofyour 30D manual will tell you how to select the points. Remember, you need to go through the point-selection until you get all points lit up.

You can download a PDF of the manual for your computer from Canon here: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...wnloadIndexAct

Selectthe info in the three boxes (Digital Cameras, EOS, 30D) and find your English manual on the list and download it.

I keepmy camera and flash manuals on mylaptop all the time, as there is so very much to know and having a quick reference is always good. Hope this helps.

*** On edit ... you might try selecting an AF point anywhere but center and set it. Then start again as though you are going to change the AF point, but now push the multiselector in the direction of the new set-point which should select ALL points and set it. However, I usually just set it with the dial and that never fails for me.

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Old Aug 30, 2006, 12:32 PM   #3
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I read your bottom edit and I did not try pushing the selector to the new set point. Which from reading the manual, should do what i need it to do. I'll try it when i get home. I guess i just missed that in the manual. thanks for the heads up
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