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I have a EOS canon rebel XS I was trying to set the auto foucs…

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I have a EOS canon...
I have a EOS canon rebel XS
I was trying to set the auto foucs to just use center so I could adjust...
now when I am in any automatic mode (ex: sprots ..fully atuo...portait) each time I depress on the sutter button a new set of points are activiated..How can I either get it so only the center is used or all the points are back...this is driving me crazy now

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The simple solution is to revert the camera settings to default using the instructions on page 114 of your manual. In this menu you can clear any settings changes and custom setups. The AF mode & point settings can also be returned to the original default by using the instructions on page 60 to set the mode to [One Shot] and the point setting to [Automatic]. If you do not have the manual handy you can download a pdf copy at the link below. Click on or copy and paste the link into your browser and save the document on your computer

 

http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/3/0300001393/01/eosrebelxs-1000d-im-en.pdf

 

 

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

this does not fix the problem..I was able to try re-setting as I have the manual as well as additonal self - help manual prior to sending question..need more in depth procedure to correct this issue. If you can't supply please let me know so I can con't my search elsewhere?

 

thanx

Camera and Video Technician: Russell A., Camera and Video Technician replied 8 years ago
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The key is that with the EOS Digital Rebel XS, you can only set a specific AF Point in the following modes "P" "Tv" "Av" or "M" using the instructions on page 61.

In the Basic Zone modes ( [Full Auto] [Portrait] [Landscape] [Night Portrait] [Close up] & [Sports]) all of the points are active and automatic and the shooter has no control over which ones are used. Please see the first statement on page 61.


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