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Canon 5D Mark II focus point ghost problem

 
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Dec 25, 2008 00:12 |  #1

Hey guys,

I just got my 5D Mark II today and noticed that the top (only) red square focus point appear to have ghost above it. I heard that this issue is related to the focus screen? Have you guys had this problem? I'm going to return it to bhphoto if this is not a common 5D Mark II issues. Please advice.

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Dec 25, 2008 00:24 |  #2

SOX 404 wrote in post #6942134 (external link)
Hey guys,
I just got my 5D Mark II today and noticed that the top (only) red square focus point appear to have ghost above it.



This issue is present with all 5D Mark II. I think Canon significantly raised the intensity of the red indicators, to make them easier to see in bright light. This resulted in the ghosting problem you've witnessed. The light is probably so intense that it reflects off of the focusing screen.

It doesn't really bother me since it has no effect in the operation of the camera, nor in the actual photographs.




  
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Dec 25, 2008 02:00 |  #3
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That’s not a problem, just a design flaw.
It is not typical for 5DII, I’ve seen it in other models too.
Your camera is fine.


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Dec 25, 2008 02:07 |  #4

Yeah, I notice it once in a while too, on the 1-series you can adjust brightness, not on the 5Dmk2 (that I can find)


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Dec 25, 2008 04:25 as a reply to  @ thatkatmat's post |  #5

Thanks guys. Good to know.


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Dec 25, 2008 08:48 |  #6

Long time Canon Issue with at least:

5D2
1D2/1D2n/1Ds2
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Dec 25, 2008 09:48 |  #7

smorter wrote in post #6943012 (external link)
Long time Canon Issue with at least:

5D2
1D2/1D2n/1Ds2
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You forget 1D MarkIII ;)


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Dec 25, 2008 10:08 |  #8

My 50D does it all the time, like my 50D. My 1D's only do it when the AF points are lit at the highest brightness, and when all focus points are active, they ALL ghost.


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Dec 25, 2008 13:46 |  #9

my 40D has it too but never bothered me.


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