Canon EOS 5D Mark III Instruction Manual (en)

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Using AF to Focus
3
Select the AF point.
 
The AF point selection will change in 
the direction you tilt the <
9>. If you 
press <
9> straight down, the center 
AF point (or center Zone) will be 
selected.
 
You can also use the <6> and <5> 
dials to select the AF point. The <6> 
dial selects an AF point in the horizontal 
direction, and the <5> dial selects an 
AF point in the vertical direction.
4
Focus the subject.
 
Aim the AF point over the subject and 
press the shutter button halfway.
X
The Live View image will turn off, the 
reflex mirror will go back down, and 
AF will be executed. (No picture is 
taken.)
X
When focus is achieved, the beeper 
will sound and the Live View image 
will reappear.
X
The AF point used to focus will light 
up in green.
X
If focus is not achieved, the AF point 
will blink in orange.
5
Take the picture.
 
Check the focus and exposure, then 
press the shutter button completely to 
take the picture (p.200).
You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. Take the picture while the 
Live View image is displayed.