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Jan 08, 2018 04:44 |  #1

Unlike the center focus point in EOS 6 D which is lighted red and helps in quich focus acquisition, the center focus point in EOS 5D Mark III doesn’t light and sometimes it hinders quick focus acquisition especially in wildlife photography. Has Canon come out with any firmware update to provide it.
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Jan 08, 2018 07:09 |  #2

5D4 is the same way and it’s the only thing I don’t like about the camera so far.


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Jan 08, 2018 08:17 |  #3

there isnt a menu item to run illuminate focus point on and off?


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Jan 08, 2018 08:35 |  #4

It is NOT hindering focus acquisition. Camera is working fine. Release the shutter; camera already has focus. You stopping to think about is causing the missed shot.




  
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Jan 08, 2018 10:28 as a reply to  @ Bassat's post |  #5

I know. But in low light conditions an illuminated focus point helps a lot.

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Jan 08, 2018 13:34 as a reply to  @ J R Mohan's post |  #6

Very good point.




  
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Jan 08, 2018 14:03 |  #7

J R Mohan wrote in post #18536124 (external link)
Unlike the center focus point in EOS 6 D which is lighted red and helps in quich focus acquisition, the center focus point in EOS 5D Mark III doesn’t light and sometimes it hinders quick focus acquisition especially in wildlife photography. Has Canon come out with any firmware update to provide it.
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I have the 5D3 and 5D4 and there is a setting to make the selected focus point illuminate in red on both models. Default setting has point display black.


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Jan 08, 2018 14:20 |  #8

From the 5D3 .pdf manual. Page 103. Menu is AF5.


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Jan 08, 2018 21:59 as a reply to  @ Bassat's post |  #9

Thanks for the guidance. Will try and get back.

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Jan 08, 2018 23:27 as a reply to  @ J R Mohan's post |  #10

Except for AI Servo mode available in others.

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