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5. Press and hold the AE lock button. When focus is achieved, the AF point turns green, and you'll hear a beep. If the T2i is unable to focus, the AF point turns red instead.

6. Take picture. Press the shutter release to take the picture.

Manual Mode

Focusing manually on an LCD screen isn't as difficult as you might think, but Canon has made the process even easier by providing a magnified view. Just follow these steps to focus manually.

1. Set lens to manual focus. Make sure the focus switch on the lens is set to MF. The camera will then shift to manual mode and ignore any previous focus method you may have set previously.

2. Move magnifying frame. Use the cross keys to move the focus frame that's superimposed on the screen to the location where you want to focus. You can press the Trash button to center the focus frame in the middle of the screen.

3. Press the Zoom button. The area of the image inside the focus frame will be magnified 5X. (See Figure 5.15.) Press the Zoom button (at the top-right corner of the back of the camera) again to increase the magnification to 10X. A third press will return you to the full-frame view. The enlarged area is artificially sharpened to make it easier for you to see the contrast changes, and simplify focusing. When zoomed in, the current shutter speed and aperture are shown in orange-red.

4. Focus manually. Use the focus ring on the lens to focus the image. When you're satisfied, you can zoom back out by pressing the Zoom button, and take the picture when you're ready.

Figure 5.15

You can manually focus the center area, which can be zoomed in 5X or 10X.

Figure 5.15

You can manually focus the center area, which can be zoomed in 5X or 10X.

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