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Originally Posted by mz-n10 View Post

you can disable the AF assist flash, but it will not focus properly.
This, its when I press the button halway and it focuses, but it does a flash fire to light up the object to help it focus.
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Originally Posted by swindle View Post

So let me get this right,
Manual mode? And you focus, and then your flash pops up and fires before it grabs focus?
Sounds like a busted Canon bro. If your flash it auto popping up during focus in manual mode, it has some crossed wires.

No, only when Auto Focus is turned on, so yeah essentially when I am in manual mode and I pop my flash up (manually of course) it fires the flash to light the object up so it could focus properly.


What would it be under to disable it?
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post #12 of 29
Don't pop the flash up, or change the setting in the menus to "Disable" or "Only External Flash Emits".

Canons don't have an AF assist light on the front like many Nikons -- but many external flashes use a less obtrusive pesudo-IR illuminator to assist the AF lock.
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I was able to disable it with AI Servo AF instead of AI Focus AF but I understand that its meant for focusing on different objects.
Edited by bk7794 - 4/2/12 at 1:35pm
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I was able to disable it with AI Servo AF instead of AI Focus AF but I understand that its meant for focusing on different objects.

That is not a proper solution, and as a tidbit of info for you, AI Focus is terrible. Pick Servo or One Shot based on what the shot requires.
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Here, I Google'd the real setting for you..

Custom Function III-1: AF-assist beam firing. Set to 0 (Disable) or 3 (IR AF Assist Beam only)
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Wouldn't 3 be for an external flash only, though?
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Wouldn't 3 be for an external flash only, though?

Yes, meaning it would only fire for the external flash (as I understand it).
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That is not a proper solution, and as a tidbit of info for you, AI Focus is terrible. Pick Servo or One Shot based on what the shot requires.
LOL I noticed after I typed it.
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Here, I Google'd the real setting for you..
Custom Function III-1: AF-assist beam firing. Set to 0 (Disable) or 3 (IR AF Assist Beam only)

Alright I will take a look, I will give rep to all that helped.

ok the only AF option would be on the 4th menu. its called af mode...but all options tried, still no luck
Edited by bk7794 - 4/2/12 at 2:17pm
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Right. It's stupid that Canon moved away from illuminator lamps, they worked quite well in the older EOS film bodies that had them.
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Hang on hang on hang on

Is this confusion over Auto Focus Mode, and Auto Mode (as in, green box auto?)

Because if you are in the mode in the red box below, Then it will always fire while AF is being used, but it will not fire during manual focus.

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But if you are in P mode, you can AF without flash fire. See box below.

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And thus the title should read...
Quote:
Can I disable flash fire during auto mode?

and not
Quote:
Can I disable flash fire during auto focus?

Is this the confusion here, or am I wrong?
Edited by swindle - 4/3/12 at 3:20am
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