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Auto focus, with shutter release pressed half way, red dots appear. What do they indicate?

 
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Re: Auto focus, with shutter release pressed half way, red dots appear. What do they indicate?

They indicate that you haven't studied the manual. They ALSO indicate what the AF has selected to focus on. If you're trying to get a sharp image of something closer or farther than those areas you'll need to learn how to select an active AF point & put it on the target. Think of accurately focusing on a bird but there are branches between you & the bird & the red dots are on the branches instead of the bird.

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