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Feb 24, 2014 19:55 |  #1

The 1D4 and 7D both used the AF point selector button and the AE lock button to zoom in and out. Is there a way to configure the 5DII to do this? I can't seem to find it if so...


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Feb 25, 2014 00:21 |  #2

In the subject line you write 5DIII but in your post you mention the 5DII - which of the two?
The 5DIII got a special zoom button (the spy glass button on the side).


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Feb 25, 2014 02:18 |  #3

vk2gwk wrote in post #16715355 (external link)
In the subject line you write 5DIII but in your post you mention the 5DII - which of the two?
The 5DIII got a special zoom button (the spy glass button on the side).

Henk, you forgot to mention that when you press the spy glass you then use the scroll wheel on top to zoom in and out. The spy glass just engages the function or switches it off again.


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Feb 25, 2014 06:02 |  #4

Sorry 5DIII. I know that the scroll wheel works but was wondering if anyone had figured out how to program it like the other cameras.


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Feb 25, 2014 06:37 |  #5

The "Set" button can be programmed to initiate Zoom.


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Feb 25, 2014 11:34 |  #6

I agree; coming from using the 1D series and now using a 5D-3 as a backup/remote, I find I am constantly pushing a button that does nothing! It would be great if something like this can be done as a firmware upgrade.

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The 1D4 and 7D both used the AF point selector button and the AE lock button to zoom in and out. Is there a way to configure the 5DII to do this? I can't seem to find it if so...




  
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Feb 25, 2014 16:55 as a reply to  @ Phototeacher's post |  #7

The 1DX works in the same way.


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Feb 25, 2014 23:25 |  #8

msowsun wrote in post #16715715 (external link)
The "Set" button can be programmed to initiate Zoom.

Thank You Soooooooooo Much! I need to put down the camera and read my manual!:lol:


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