December 19, 2014, 04:52:49 PM

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Nate

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5D3 Select AF area
« on: April 22, 2014, 04:03:12 AM »
Hey!

I have this problem since I have bought my 5D3 1 year ago but, I never cared because I used the AF like that even on my previous DSLR. However now I need to change it. As you can see there is no option to deselect it and when I shoot I cant choose anything else than that.
I should note that in Auto its auto selection 61 pt AF.


Anyone have met with this problem before?

Thank you!
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5D3 Select AF area
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Re: 5D3 Select AF area
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 05:52:44 AM »
You can't deselect the second choice. It's the only one, which is chosen by default.

Nate

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Re: 5D3 Select AF area
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014, 07:28:12 AM »
Yes, but while I am shooting I cant select any other than that ether
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Re: 5D3 Select AF area
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014, 07:50:52 AM »
Hi Nate
When you say it's in Auto, I am assuming you are not meaning the Green square Auto mode?  You won't have any control over the AF in that mode.
In AV, TV, M mode, you should be able to switch between the modes by pressing the AF button on the top, back right of your camera body, and then immediately pressing the small, m.Fn button above the shutter, which should cycle you through the different AF areas. You can choose with button or control to use for switching between the modes, in Autofocus menu AF4, AF Area Selection Method. Go into that option and choose whether to use the M.Fn button or the Main Dial.
Hope that helps
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Grant
 

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Re: 5D3 Select AF area
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2014, 09:17:06 AM »
Hi Nate
When you say it's in Auto, I am assuming you are not meaning the Green square Auto mode?  You won't have any control over the AF in that mode.
In AV, TV, M mode, you should be able to switch between the modes by pressing the AF button on the top, back right of your camera body, and then immediately pressing the small, m.Fn button above the shutter, which should cycle you through the different AF areas. You can choose with button or control to use for switching between the modes, in Autofocus menu AF4, AF Area Selection Method. Go into that option and choose whether to use the M.Fn button or the Main Dial.
Hope that helps
cheers
Grant

Works!
On my 7D I changed it from the quick menu, and here I never bothered to change it and now when I wanted I couldn't make it work. Anyway thank you!
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Re: 5D3 Select AF area
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2014, 09:17:06 AM »