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5D3: How many AF pts can it "memorize" and quickly navigate to?

 
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Apr 11, 2012 18:11 |  #1

Please refer to this thread about the 7D for background on this question.
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=847536

Basically, the 7D had the ability to set a "memorized" AF point, which you can instantly AF-on with a dedicated button other than the shutter. In effect at any given moment, you can either choose to AF on the currently selected point, or AF on the memorized point. Very handy for when there are multiple objects of interest in your frame.

On top of this massively useful feature (for my type of shooting), the 7D has other handy features for quick AF point selection:
- Orientation linked AF option
- Pressing the joystick will jump to the center AF point, and press again to jump back to the previous AF point.

I'm just wondering if the 5D3 has any improvements on this. I assume it at least can do everything the 7D can do. But I'm wondering if it has even more capability like
- set more than 1 memorized pt (per orientation), with yet another extra dedicated button that you can assign it to
- More tricks to quickly selecting a desired AF point.

Can any owners of the 5D3 dig into these advanced AF functions?




  
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Apr 11, 2012 18:59 |  #2

I believe it has the exact same capabilities as the 7D in this regard.

How do you set the memorized points again? I had that on my 7D but can't for the life of me remember how I got that setup?


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Apr 11, 2012 19:17 |  #3

VirtualRain wrote in post #14250192 (external link)
I believe it has the exact same capabilities as the 7D in this regard.

How do you set the memorized points again? I had that on my 7D but can't for the life of me remember how I got that setup?

Move the AF point where you want it. Then press the AF area selection button and top lcd light button simultaneously.




  
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Apr 11, 2012 19:29 |  #4

BHollis wrote in post #14250311 (external link)
Move the AF point where you want it. Then press the AF area selection button and top lcd light button simultaneously.

Thanks! I knew it was intuitive! :rolleyes:


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