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Canon 600D focus prior to shooting

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Canon 600D focus prior to shooting
Feb 9, 2013

Hi all!
just wondering if any of you encountered this. I was out shooting birds (not "shooting" shooting") with my canon 600D, i got a good composition for an instant and pressed the shutter button. the AF motor kicked in and ruined the focus and prevented the shutter from firing...
i tested that later on a Nikon D80, and the shutter fired when pressed even if focus wasn't achieved. does any of you know how to overcome this?
i would imagine my camera needs to release the shutter when i say, and not when it decides it got focus confirmation.
any thoughts?

Canon EOS 600D (EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5) Nikon D80
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