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May 02, 2021 21:24 |  #2326

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Yes, I have tried it and also have eye detect on as well. I have a second button to switch to between single point and this setting. But often with small birds the auto-focus jumps around and grabs something else.

In AF menu 5, make sure the top item (Initial AF pt set for...) is selected. This will put a little box in the middle of the screen and that is where eye AF will focus its attention. Once it has grabbed focus, you can move the camera around to recompose and the AF will stay on whatever it originally found.

You can also move the initial AF box around using the touchscreen or the joystick, but I leave it in the middle and then recompose.

PS: I have no idea why this item is in menu 5.


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May 02, 2021 22:44 |  #2327

LJ3Jim wrote in post #19230788 (external link)
In AF menu 5, make sure the top item (Initial AF pt set for...) is selected. This will put a little box in the middle of the screen and that is where eye AF will focus its attention. Once it has grabbed focus, you can move the camera around to recompose and the AF will stay on whatever it originally found.

You can also move the initial AF box around using the touchscreen or the joystick, but I leave it in the middle and then recompose.

PS: I have no idea why this item is in menu 5.

You are correct about it. Also, there are some videos on "youtube" where the hosts explain how to setup the R5 and R6 so the "eye focus point" can be moved within the frame (the same thing you have told above).




  
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May 03, 2021 05:27 |  #2328

Dave63401 wrote in post #19230781 (external link)
Try it in situations like this without eye detect on. Just animal . Seems to help. YMMV

I have done that also. No combination seems to work as well as the 7DII. Keep in mind that I am talking about very dense trees with lots of obstacles. When there are only a few branches the R6 works very well.

I appreciate all of the answers but the real issue seems to be that the spot focus point is too large.


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May 03, 2021 05:28 |  #2329

LJ3Jim wrote in post #19230788 (external link)
In AF menu 5, make sure the top item (Initial AF pt set for...) is selected. This will put a little box in the middle of the screen and that is where eye AF will focus its attention. Once it has grabbed focus, you can move the camera around to recompose and the AF will stay on whatever it originally found.

You can also move the initial AF box around using the touchscreen or the joystick, but I leave it in the middle and then recompose.

PS: I have no idea why this item is in menu 5.

Yes, that setting has been selected.


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May 03, 2021 07:23 |  #2330

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May 03, 2021 07:55 |  #2331

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May 03, 2021 09:32 |  #2332

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Beautiful capture and with the Canon RF800 F11 too.




  
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May 03, 2021 09:52 |  #2333

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Beautiful capture and with the Canon RF800 F11 too.

Thanks, I really enjoy using this lens/camera combo. :-)


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May 03, 2021 13:06 |  #2334

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Outstanding little model you have found :-)




  
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May 03, 2021 14:59 |  #2335

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May 03, 2021 20:46 |  #2336

Ok, just in case someone else has completely overlooked this setup like I have. I see now that even my 7d II has this available. You can set the AF-on or * button to an individual setup, (like the Custom settings). So now all I have to do to go from static shots to BIF is press and hold the AF-on button.


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Went to the beach yesterday with the R6 + EF 100-400mmL II + EF 2x III Extender to test the combination with more challenging subjects. It's a pleasure to use with suitable light if I'm using a CPL filter... but I should have locked down the ISO and stopped the lens down slightly - as well as upped the shutter speed a little. Either way, I was more impressed with the shutter count using ONLY mechanical shutter... I got 6.742 images with 73% of battery power remaining. That was entirely unexpected. (Canon BG-R10 Battery Grip used).



  
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May 04, 2021 16:26 |  #2340

Don1 wrote in post #19230696 (external link)
Anyone else having problems with the spot focus being too large an area on the R6? I'm accustomed to using spot focus on the 7DII to grab focus on a small bird between branches in a tree. That is not working very well on the R6. At first I just thought it was missing focus which is not uncommon in such a situation. But it has been happening regularly and I have come to the conclusion that the R6 uses a wider area for spot focus. I really see little difference between spot and single point. Sometimes I get lucky as in this image.

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hmm I haven't noticed it being too large. I use the AF-ON button on the back of my R6 for back-button focusing in Spot_AF mode and then when I get my subject (bird) in focus I switch to the * button on the back of my cam for eye-tracking AF. That combo works very well for me so please give it a try!




  
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