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Aug 03, 2010 18:14 |  #1

Just got a my 7D a few hours ago and I'm diligently reading and learning about all the functions. I'm coming from a T1i, so its a completely different beast.

That being said, does the 7D have face detection when you come near the screen like the T1i? As in, when I use the viewfinder, is there a way to make the screen turn off by itself then turn back on when my face moves away from the camera?

Also how do you change the screen color?...Or is black background the only option for the 7D?

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Aug 03, 2010 18:19 |  #2

There is no face detection, but it will go black as soon as you press any button that is configrued to start AF and/or start metering such as half pressing the shutter button.

There is no option for changing the colors.

One of the big differences between the rebel series and other Canon cameras is that there is a small display on top so the rear LCD is not used as much.


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Aug 03, 2010 18:21 |  #3

The 7D has a separate display on top, to show the current settings. Use that instead, and you'll find that your questions will drop to the floor.

Due to this, there is no nose detector and only one color, since you aren't supposed to use the rear display for that kind of information on a regular basis. You can do it, when you for some reason can't see the regular info display on top, but that's an exception. The display on top is much more energy efficient too, so you'll get more images from a battery charge.


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Aug 03, 2010 18:24 |  #4

krb wrote in post #10656346 (external link)
There is no face detection, but it will go black as soon as you press any button that is configrued to start AF and/or start metering such as half pressing the shutter button.

Thank you for the quick answers.

For some reason, my screen does not go black when I press a button to start AF. I have to manually turn it off using the info button. Is it under one of the custom functions?


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Aug 03, 2010 18:33 as a reply to  @ JLai81's post |  #5

It's not your camera, it's the post above that's wrong. It used to behave like that, on the 40D, for example. But on the 7D, they thought that if you did turn on the rear screen, then you probably want it to remain on. During normal use, you look at the top display instead.

You can make the shooting information appear, and disappear, on a single press of the INFO button if you like. Or you can get almost the same information, and be able to change it directly in the display too, by pressing the Q button. Then it does disappear, as soon as you start focusing.


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Aug 03, 2010 18:34 |  #6

Interesting...Just figured it out. It turns black for either the camera settings info page or the electronic level. It does not turn black when displaying the shooting functions.


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Aug 03, 2010 18:34 |  #7

apersson850 wrote in post #10656417 (external link)
It's not your camera, it's the post above that's wrong. It used to behave like that, on the 40D, for example. But on the 7D, they thought that if you did turn on the rear screen, then you probably want it to remain on. During normal use, you look at the top display instead.

You can make the shooting information appear, and disappear, on a single press of the INFO button if you like. Or you can get almost the same information, and be able to change it directly in the display too, by pressing the Q button. Then it does disappear, as soon as you start focusing.

That makes sense. Thanks!


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Aug 03, 2010 18:40 |  #8

Ah, I guess that's one of the options for the info button? I have mine set so only the level is displayed by that button.


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Aug 03, 2010 18:44 |  #9

krb wrote in post #10656459 (external link)
Ah, I guess that's one of the options for the info button? I have mine set so only the level is displayed by that button.

Yeah. I think its 1 of 3 different things that can be displayed with info. I was just used to it coming from a Rebel. It's just odd that the other ones turn the screen black, just not the shooting functions. Wierd.


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Aug 03, 2010 21:22 |  #10

if you half depress the shutter button the rear lcd should go blank/turn off.


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Aug 03, 2010 22:48 |  #11

Didn't want to create another thread, so I'll ask it here...

Not really that big of a deal, but is anyone's 7D eyecup wobbly? I searched online and it seems to be a common issue, but for some reason I haven't seen any threads on here. Are there any aftermarket replacements that fit snugly?


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Aug 03, 2010 22:52 |  #12

JLai81 wrote in post #10657865 (external link)
Didn't want to create another thread, so I'll ask it here...

Not really that big of a deal, but is anyone's 7D eyecup wobbly? I searched online and it seems to be a common issue, but for some reason I haven't seen any threads on here. Are there any aftermarket replacements that fit snugly?

never noticed it myself. I don't think that there are 3rd party cups


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Aug 04, 2010 00:33 |  #13

JLai81 wrote in post #10657865 (external link)
Didn't want to create another thread, so I'll ask it here...

Not really that big of a deal, but is anyone's 7D eyecup wobbly? I searched online and it seems to be a common issue, but for some reason I haven't seen any threads on here.

Mine is sung fit... until my friend asked me to take it out to try on his 1Ds Classic, which apparently doesn't fit. I thought it just comes out, but I forgot to pinch the sides of it. Now it's loose. :(


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