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AF assist onboard 40D flash

CHRISB911 12 54 1
24 Jan 2010 4:21PM
Can you use af assist to help auto focus in very low light ie landscapes at nite or would be no use at all, to use af assist what would you have to do in the custom menu sec 40d. I see there is an enable a disable and only ext flash unit so how would i just use the af beam but not the flash
thanks for listening

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lawbert 11 1.8k 15 England
24 Jan 2010 5:52PM
Hi Chris
I dont see your idea working as the range of the flash is very limited, I would suggest a tripod and manual focus for night time lanscapes as you will still have a very long shutter speed with or without flash af assist.
hth paul
marc484ie 11 31 1 Ireland
24 Jan 2010 6:42PM
Quite true paul

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