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Af Points And Composition - Canon 80D Experience Manual

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pressing the Shutter Button. I then return to the top framing to take the image.
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I will use the term "recompose" a few times throughout the text. By this I mean moving
the camera after you have locked the focus or exposure such as with a half-press of the
Shutter Button, but before you fully press the Shutter Button and take the picture. This
means that what you see in the Viewfinder changes from when you do those first
actions to when you take the picture; you have re-composed the view you see in the
Viewfinder (see Figures 162 and 163) This will be further explored in the AF Points and
Composition section of this chapter. And remember, when photographing people
generally try to focus somewhere on the face, ideally on the nearest eye, then
recompose the framing of your image if necessary.
Figure 164 - Autofocus related controls of the Canon EOS 80D.
6.2 Autofocus - AF Point Selection
As I go over the Autofocus Modes in the next section, I will talk about manually selecting
your desired AF Point. This is done to tell the camera exactly which AF Point to use for
autofocusing, and is generally recommended so that you have full control over where
the camera focuses. Alternately, you can make use of Automatic Selection of the AF
Point where the camera decides which of the 45 AF Points to use, but then you will
have little control over where the camera focuses, as it typically looks for the nearest

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