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Nov 05, 2012 08:28 |  #1

Is the any way to lock the center spot focus when using it as a preset? For some reason which I assume is me hitting some button I usually wind up with the spot just above center.I never seem to be going to any other spot .




  
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Nov 05, 2012 10:01 |  #2

You have probably enabled selecting the AF point with the joystick without first pressing any other button. Disable that, since then it takes two deliberate actions in a row to select a different point, something that's unlikely you do by mistake.


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Nov 05, 2012 10:05 |  #3

Not sure that I understand...Can't you simply choose the center AF point, along with the other settings that you want, and store them as a preset?...Then all these settings(including center AF point) will be available each time you choose this preset.


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Nov 05, 2012 10:12 |  #4

I don't understand either, but I will point out that the joystick is also a button (like the Xbox controller stick), and that will select the center point when you press in on the joystick.


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Nov 05, 2012 11:59 |  #5

There might be an easier way, still new to the 7D. Make sure under C.Fn III you have all checked off. At that point all I do is press the Q button toogle to focus point selection then just roll the wheel to go through all the focus points and select one I want. When I know I am gloing to be switching from center, to center expansion or spot and have everything else set the way I want. I leave it in that mode so all I have to do is press Q and spin the wheel. Even after just 2 weeks, I find it pretty quick to use this way..




  
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Nov 05, 2012 12:32 |  #6

Yes there are a couple of ways to do this.
1.) LCD Screen Press the Q quick menu button. Use the joy stick to get to focus points. Use the main dial to select the focus type. Press the set button and scroll your focus point. Press the set button again and Q to exit.
2.) Viewfinder Press the + Focus Point button. Use the quick control dial and main dial to scroll to the focus point you want.

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Nov 05, 2012 12:39 |  #7

Take a look in your manual for the section on "registering" an AF point. If you make the center point your registered point then you can configure the camera so that the Af-On button focuses with the selected point and the * button focuses with the registered point. This way you can switch between the center point and an off-center point by simply pressing a different button.


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Nov 06, 2012 14:19 as a reply to  @ krb's post |  #8

I don't remember how I set it but I simply move the joystick to select any AF point. Seems easiest to me!


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Nov 06, 2012 14:38 |  #9

To answer your question, no. You cannot set the center spot to be the only spot as a "preset" and expect it to remain in that spot if you push other buttons designed to move it. You wouldn't want one either. If you were in that "preset" and then decided to move the AF point you would have to leave the entire preset or completely reconfigure it. It is much easier to simply disable the control that allows you to move the AF point.

You are likely just accidentally hitting the joystick. Go to custom function IV and press the "SET" button. Then use the joystick to scroll to the option on the bottom right which shows a dot with arrows all pointing outward. That is the joystick icon. Press SET. Now you have two choices - OFF and a box with some squares in it. That the the "AF point direct selection". Choose the "OFF" option and press SET again. Now your joystick will no longer move the AF point at all. You will still be able to select and AF point by pressing the AF select button on the back and then using the shutter wheel and QCD (quick control dial) on the back. You can also use the lock switch to disable the scroll wheel from operating if you like.


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Nov 07, 2012 04:42 as a reply to  @ kfreels's post |  #10

That's precisely what I referred to above. Note that after pressing the AF selection button, you can still use the joystick too, to move the AF point around. You aren't confined to the dials. But without setting the rear dial and/or joystick to move the AF point directly, you'll not move it by accident.


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