STEP BY STEP PEAK YOUR INTEREST
Get focus peaking set up on and ensure every picture is pin-sharp in all the right places
01 EOS CSC – PEAKING SETTINGS
Press MENU and find MF Peaking Settings in the shooting menus. Turn Peaking ‘On’ and make the intensity level ‘High’. Red is the best colour in many situations, as it’s the easy to see on the back screen.
03 TURN THE RING…
Focus peaking will overlay a coloured highlight on the textures and edges of whatever is currently in focus. As you turn the focus ring and shift your plane of focus, you will see the colour glide over your subject.
If you’re focusing on fine detail, or you want to ensure that a specific part of your image is pin-sharp, use the Magnify function in conjunction with Peaking to zoom in and make sure the focus is where you want it.
02 CHANGE TO MF
Once you’ve turned MF Peaking on, the focus peaking function will be active whenever you go into manual focus. So, switch to manual focus mode either through the menus, touchscreen or button shortcut.
04 … SEE FOCUS SHIFT
When the desired part of your subject is within the coloured area, it is in focus. Now simply depress the shutter as normal to capture the image (don’t worry, the coloured highlights won’t be recorded).
06 CHANGE COLOUR
If the colour of your peaking is blending into whatever you’re shooting, go back into the MF Peaking Settings menu. From here you can select a different colour that stands out better from your subject.