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Re: AF modes and live view

Try this instead:
Go to the AEL/AFL button options and set MF to mode 3
Set up your macro shot normally, but put the camera in manual focus mode, not AF.
Use the AEL/AFL button to initiate focus (in live view, as you probably know, you can move the focus point to whatever element you want in the field of view). Camera will autofocus normally, but only when the button is pressed.
Adjust focus manually as needed and take the shot. Focus shouldn't change.

There is a recent link about "back" button focusing that explains this in greater detail, too.
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