af points what am I doing wrong?

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  1. Kathleen

    Kathleen TPF Noob!

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    I have a canon rebel and have tried to set the af point to be the center one. I know how to set it, but when I take a photo the af dot is no longer in the center. Each shots af will appear in a different spot. What am I doing wrong. Hopefully this makes sense.
     
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    With my D40 it depends on what mode you use. ASPM modes you can set where you want it by clicking the over arrow. All the other modes the camera chooses depending on how you have it set in the camera (Closest object, dynamic and center... or something like that)
     
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    I set my camera up whether it is av, tv or what have you as well as the needed settings. Without changing anything I take a photo of a subject and then attempt another and the af will have changed??? So I am confused.
     
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    REad up on the manual. I know my camera will do that if it is on auto.
     
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    Sounds to me like you are setting the AF point but not locking it in. Next shot you are changing it by accident. Start on page 73 I believe and read the different ways to set the AF point.
     

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