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Using the joystick for AF points.

 
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Oct 14, 2008 08:20 |  #1

Zazoh wrote in post #6491119 (external link)
On the 5D, which you have, custom set the multidirection joystick to select focus points, then it only takes a twitch in either direction to change points, pushing down re-centers.

Hmmm, Can the same be done with a 40D. If so anyone want to save me from digging out the manual and point to which CF to change. I get tired of pushing the button then scrolling till I get to the focus point I want to use.

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Oct 14, 2008 08:50 |  #2

I use the joystick to select the closest focus point to the eyes, then I recompose.

20D: use C.Fn-13 (1) to put the focus points on my joystick (multi controller) which makes it easy to switch when things are moving fast or other situations where I need an off-center point.
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Oct 14, 2008 09:34 |  #3

On a 40D, it is Custom Function III-3.


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Oct 14, 2008 10:21 |  #4

It's so much faster than any other method I've used that I can't live without it. It just makes sense. The standard scrolling method with the 1dmkIII gets a bit confusing if you're not used to which point is next with each scroll of the wheel.


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Oct 14, 2008 10:43 |  #5

Telkin wrote in post #6493811 (external link)
It's so much faster than any other method I've used that I can't live without it. It just makes sense. The standard scrolling method with the 1dmkIII gets a bit confusing if you're not used to which point is next with each scroll of the wheel.

The joystick works on the Mark III as well (with latest firmware update).


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Oct 15, 2008 13:11 |  #6

doctorgonzo wrote in post #6493584 (external link)
On a 40D, it is Custom Function III-3.

Thanks doc I will have to give this a shot...... You a Hunter S. Thompson fan ;)

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