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Canon 1Ds2 manual focus confirmation?

 
jphendren
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Sep 11, 2009 10:06 |  #1

I am curious if the 1Ds2 has any form of manual focus confirmation. I have had cameras that when the image was in focus a little green light would light up in the viewfinder to confirm focus. It even had little red arrows to tell you which way to turn the focus ring. Does the 1Ds2 have anything like this?

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I just found the answer to my question on page 76 of the manual. With the shutter button pressed halfway, the fucus point will flash and a small green light on the bottom of the VF will light up indicating proper focus. Cool!


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Sep 11, 2009 10:16 |  #2

jphendren wrote in post #8624796 (external link)
I just found the answer to my question on page 76 of the manual. With the shutter button pressed halfway, the fucus point will flash and a small green light on the bottom of the VF will light up indicating proper focus. Cool!

If you have the On/Off switch all the way up you will get an audible beep as well.



  
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Sep 11, 2009 10:26 |  #3

sodalis wrote in post #8624843 (external link)
If you have the On/Off switch all the way up you will get an audible beep as well.

Oh wow!! I did not see that in the manual. Neat. I don't trust my vision enough to manual focus without the camera confirming what I thought I knew. This camera does it in triplicate. I normally shoot manual focus. I know that I could flip the lens into AF mode, auto focus, and then back into manual and recompose, but it saves time and battery power if I just focus manually.

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Sep 11, 2009 11:54 as a reply to  @ jphendren's post |  #4

A much better solution is to remap the auto focus to the exposure lock and alternate focus point buttons on the back of the camera under your thumb. You can do this with the custom settings. With this setting engaged you can manual focus without having to flip the AF switch on the lens to off. You can also instantly engage autofocus and choose between two favorite focus points all with your thumb.

Give it a try for a day or two. It will feel weird at first to autofocus with your thumb, but I am certain you can see the advantages it opens up.


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Sep 11, 2009 16:33 as a reply to  @ aroundlsu's post |  #5

Still on 1DsMkII Topic, but different subject:

Can you tell me what the latest firmware is for the 1DII please?
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Sep 11, 2009 17:05 |  #6

Tiger1 wrote in post #8627067 (external link)
Still on 1DsMkII Topic, but different subject:

Can you tell me what the latest firmware is for the 1DII please?
Thanks,

http://web.canon.jp …eos1dsmk2_firmw​are-e.html (external link)

1.1.6


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Sep 11, 2009 17:24 |  #7

Teddy, thanks and BTW,

The reason I use Tiger1 - I'm from Houma, La. and an LSU graduate and love those "TIGERS". I live in Florida and catch a lot of grief from the Gators.
It'll be over this year though, we're gonna beat them, Tebow and all, in Death Valley Oct.10; I can't wait.

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