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    EOS 500 AF mode

    I just bought my friend's Canon EOS 500 (notice the absence of the letter 'D') for $65, complete with the 35-80mm f4-5.6 kit lens. I actually like it better than my 300D since it's more pleasurable to hold and use. Does anyone know a way to set the AF mode on this camera? The manual from Canon's site says that this camera has AI Servo in the creative modes but I can't see anyway to activate it. A Google search didn't help since all the results were for the 500D.
    Gear: Broken Minolta SRT-101 with MC Rokkor 50mm f1.7 | Canon EOS 500 with 50mm f1.8 II, 75-300mm f4-5.6, 24mm f2.8.

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    Is the AF/MF switch on the lens set to AF?
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    Ah, I didn't phrase my question clearly. I was asking how to set the camera to AI Servo not just one shot AF.
    Gear: Broken Minolta SRT-101 with MC Rokkor 50mm f1.7 | Canon EOS 500 with 50mm f1.8 II, 75-300mm f4-5.6, 24mm f2.8.

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    i went looking and found this comment at http://www.eosdoc.com/manuals/?q=500
    In most operating modes, AI FOCUS is used. This means that the camera will choose ONE SHOT autofocus for still subjects, and continuous (SERVO) autofocus if the subject moves.

    Unfortunately, subject motion is often not reliably detected. Use the SPORTS mode to force the camera to use continuous (SERVO) autofocus



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    I tried tracking passing cars and people and the autofcous was spot on. I can't wait to use it for sports.
    Gear: Broken Minolta SRT-101 with MC Rokkor 50mm f1.7 | Canon EOS 500 with 50mm f1.8 II, 75-300mm f4-5.6, 24mm f2.8.



 

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