Thank you for your response, but I do not have a Rebel. I have a 60D. I have used the tecnique as posted by someone else. Set the zoom to where you want it. Go to Live View, zoom in and manual focus from Live View. I tried that the other night and it works perfectly, although no beep or green light. But I was able to see close-up how sharp (or not!) I was focusing!
Glad you find the live view trick useful. I must admit I didn't even know about the green light. Actually I did - I used it for micro adjustment of lenses - but I have forgotten about it. The green light can only be seen through the viewfinder. Sorry for the wrong info.
I didn't even look to see if there was a focus confirmation on live view. I assumed it could only be seen through the viewfinder. I really like the live view technique to get more accurate focusing. Thanks for that tip!
Have you disabled beep in the menu ?
I haven't fully tested this, because I always get a confirmation beep with AF lenses that have been switched to MF. I don't even give it a second thought.
When manual focusing through the viewfiinder, you will only get a beep when the camera was in One Shot AF mode prior to switching the lens to MF, and even then, only when the metering system is active.
When I take photos of the Moon, I can manually focus in Live View, and get a confirmation beep when I wake up the metering system by pressing the shutter. In addition to the beep, the AF square [I use the center one] changes color, from green to red [or vice versa?].
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