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Focus box (point) displayed in Playback on LCD after photo taken

 
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Sep 08, 2016 07:34 |  #1

So I know in my mind how to ask this but putting it in words is tough.

I have seen professional photographers using a 5DM3 that when they take a photo and then review or look at it in Playback on the LCD screen of the camera that you can see the focus box right where it was on the subjects face on the screen in Playback after the picture was taken. Now I know it obviously will not print out like that but it is there in camera.

I can see the point, it gives good information and feedback to the photographer on where the focus point was during shooting.


Does anyone know how this is achieved? Is it a setting? Is it only specific to the 5D series? I have a brand new 6D and would love to know if I can change a setting to get this feature active on my camera.


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Sep 08, 2016 09:16 |  #2

dhornick wrote in post #18120839 (external link)
So I know in my mind how to ask this but putting it in words is tough.
I have seen professional photographers using a 5DM3 that when they take a photo and then review or look at it in Playback on the LCD screen of the camera that you can see the focus box right where it was on the subjects face on the screen in Playback after the picture was taken. Now I know it obviously will not print out like that but it is there in camera.
I can see the point, it gives good information and feedback to the photographer on where the focus point was during shooting.
Does anyone know how this is achieved? Is it a setting? Is it only specific to the 5D series? I have a brand new 6D and would love to know if I can change a setting to get this feature active on my camera.

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This is where you do it on a 5D. Perhaps on your 6D it is done similarly?


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Sep 08, 2016 17:42 |  #3

Yes it will be in one of the menu settings, as far as I know it is available on ALL Canon DSLR's, well at least from the 10D and 300D bodies forwards. There is one thing to remember though, if you have switched the camera to use BBF only, and have removed the AF from the shutter button, something I would always do, then you only see the AF indication if you were pressing the focus button at the time you released the shutter. If you have pressed and released the AF is then turned off, so there is no AF point to show.

As well as on the back of the camera it is also possible to see the AF point in Canon's DPP software, and also in some other third party image management/viewing/pro​cessing programs. This is because the active AF point information is stored in the images EXIF data.

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Sep 08, 2016 22:10 as a reply to  @ BigAl007's post |  #4

Out of curiosity I just turned on the af point display on my 7D, and scrolled through about 900 shots on the card. I'm always in servo, back button focus and usually release the focus button before tripping the shutter, unless it's a fast moving bird. Anyway, the af point is displayed on all of the images.


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