02-27-2014 06:32 AM
02-27-2014 08:33 AM
So that the Community can help you better, we will need to know exactly what equipment you're using. Any other details you'd like to give will only help the Community better understand your issue.
02-27-2014 09:42 AM
Are you having a problem with Autofocus? Or are you just inquiring about the switch placement? Which button on the right hand side of the camera do you mean?
I think you are confusing some other control as there is no Manual/Auto focus switch or button on the camera itself. The only AF manual/auto control is the Focus Mode Switch is on the lens itself. All Canon EF-S lenses have this switch and it would have been the same on your previous lens.
03-07-2014 06:40 AM
The switch on the lens just turns on or turns off the Auto Focus function of the lens. It is possible to make some selections on the body to change how the AF function operates.
For example you can select individual AF points in the viewfinder or switch form "One-Shot" AF to "AI Servo" (continuous AF)
03-07-2014 10:37 AM - edited 03-07-2014 10:37 AM
"why is there an autofocus/manual on the left hand side of the lense if you already change that on the right hand side of your camera???"
What "right hand" button are you talking about?
03-08-2014 09:10 AM
I am still not following which button, on the right hand side of the camera you think is connected with auto focus.
Can you point it out? Are you referring to the "AF" button on the multi-controler?
03-08-2014 10:42 AM - edited 03-08-2014 10:42 AM
"why is there an autofocus/manual on the left hand side of the lense if you already change that on the right hand side of your camera???...is it because the camera button is diff from the lense??...i just had to recently buy another lense cuz mine was damaged somehow ...i never had to deal with this for the first 3 yrs of owning my camera...any insights will help me."
"the main round on/off button and where u switch settings you want to use.....and the other one is the af/m button on the left"
You say you never dealt with the AF/MF switch on your original lens that you had for 3 years. You probably just never noticed it.
But........ In the late 1980's Canon did manufacture 3 Auto Focus lenses for EOS cameras that had no Manual focus ring or AF/MF switch, so it is possible.
Canon EF 35-70mm 3.5-4.5A
Canon EF 35-80mm Power Zoom
Canon EF 100-200mm 4.5A