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Apr 06, 2012 17:46 |  #1

Okay, don't know what happened to my focus points. The 19 pt are showing up but when I focus on something I don't see them light up in red anymore. Wondering what is wrong.


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Apr 06, 2012 17:50 |  #2

Did you change a menu item?

C.Fn III-10 for af point illumination


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Apr 06, 2012 18:03 |  #3

I had mine on "auto" instead of "enable". Would that have made a difference?


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Apr 06, 2012 18:11 |  #4

Cfn III -10 is for servo mode. You might be in servo mode and that's what changed.....

You might need to adjust Cfn III -8 and Cfn III-9 for VF point illumination how you like it.

If Cfn III -8 is set to "Auto" it will depend on the ambient light read by the camera.


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Apr 06, 2012 18:15 |  #5

nate42nd wrote in post #14222275 (external link)
Cfn III -10 is for servo mode. You might be in servo mode and that's what changed.....

You might need to adjust Cfn III -8 and Cfn III-9 for VF point illumination how you like it.

If Cfn III -8 is set to "Auto" it will depend on the ambient light read by the camera.

Oh yeah. I just remembered when I had an issue with it in Servo mode so that's what I was thinking.


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Apr 06, 2012 18:22 |  #6

Jemhead wrote in post #14222299 (external link)
Oh yeah. I just remembered when I had an issue with it in Servo mode so that's what I was thinking.

It's on page 212 and 213 of my 7D manual if you have it there.

Everybody's different but I like to use the 7Ds extensive custom options. It's one thing the 7D has over other cameras. I went from a 500D (T1i) to the 7D and I was pleased with the options the 7D has. It's worth setting up. It's also worth setting up the "C" modes on the dial. One for "Servo" mode if you like. That way when you want to shoot servo.....you can simply roll the mode dial and forget about setting all this stuff.


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Apr 06, 2012 19:38 as a reply to  @ nate42nd's post |  #7

Great Thread! bw!




  
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Apr 07, 2012 06:46 |  #8

Thanks for all the great responses! I wasn't in servo mode but I've fixed the problem. I took it off "auto" and now it's working.


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