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EOS 60D - Does it have AF-Assist Beam?

Hey everyone. I have been researching everywhere. I am pretty sure I am staring at my AF-Assist beam and I have it turned on in the settings. But for the life of me no matter what setting I put it on it does not fire if that is the case.

 

I made sure I was in One Shot AF, Single Shot Drive.

 

I am not an amateur, but am baffled. Is it defective?

 

Thanks!

Mike

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Re: EOS 60D - Does it have AF-Assist Beam?

"AF assist beam" is poorly choosen in this case, although it's more of a general term.  The camera uses the built in flash for AF assist, not a dedicated red/IR light like on flash units.

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Re: EOS 60D - Does it have AF-Assist Beam?

Oh ok I mean I see the flash spazzing out. That is a cheezy way of doing it. What is the litte yellow circle then off to the left of the flash? 

 

Thanks so much for the reply.

 

I have purchased the Yongnuo YN622C-TX and that has an AF-Assist beam but it is a little high on the focal area.

 

Mike

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Re: EOS 60D - Does it have AF-Assist Beam?

Hi Mike,

 

The light to the left of the flash is the red-eye reduction / self timer lamp.

 

Cheers,

Bill

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Re: EOS 60D - Does it have AF-Assist Beam?

Ah ok thank you very much. I am feeling better now.

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