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Re: Lack of red lighted AF points 5d4; big deal?
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2017, 06:53:07 PM »
Jack
When do you find the red lighting useful?
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Re: Lack of red lighted AF points 5d4; big deal?
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2017, 06:53:07 PM »

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Re: Lack of red lighted AF points 5d4; big deal?
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2017, 08:07:58 PM »
Jack
When do you find the red lighting useful?

Always.  It's like having a pointer identifying where the focus is going to be.  Lived without it with the 6D and was fine but when I discovered it on the 1D4, it was ooh is this ever nice, especially with expansion mode. 

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Re: Lack of red lighted AF points 5d4; big deal?
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2017, 08:21:19 PM »
I was a defender of the 5D3/1DX etc system especially with f/2.8 and narrower lenses outdoors.  But using the 1DX2 I love the red points.  Still I shoot the 5D4 and 1DX2 back to back and don't really notice until I switch back to the 1DX2 and think "oh yeah that is nicer".  But it didn't stop me from buying the 5D4 and it doesn't stop me from using the 5D4 or my 1DX for that matter.

The one thing I don't do with the 1DX2 which I sometimes do with the 5D4 system is leave all 61 points showing in the VF, I find all the 61 red points showing is a little to distracting, showing all 61 black points is okay for me.
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Re: Lack of red lighted AF points 5d4; big deal?
« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2017, 08:31:34 PM »
In a bright light I never see those red dots. Really like the 5dsr because it has black ones. I think it would be nice if Canon offers a switch between two (like a day / night mode).

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Re: Lack of red lighted AF points 5d4; big deal?
« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2017, 12:29:27 AM »
Jack Douglas wrote:

"Always.  It's like having a pointer identifying where the focus is going to be.  Lived without it with the 6D and was fine but when I discovered it on the 1D4, it was ooh is this ever nice, especially with expansion mode."

Jack, Not sure I understand your reference to the 6D. You can make the points light up/off with Custom Function II-8.

As for me, not having points light up would be a deal breaker on my next camera, which, ideally, will be the 6D Mk II.   
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Re: Lack of red lighted AF points 5d4; big deal?
« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2017, 02:45:38 AM »
Jack Douglas wrote:

"Always.  It's like having a pointer identifying where the focus is going to be.  Lived without it with the 6D and was fine but when I discovered it on the 1D4, it was ooh is this ever nice, especially with expansion mode."

Jack, Not sure I understand your reference to the 6D. You can make the points light up/off with Custom Function II-8.

As for me, not having points light up would be a deal breaker on my next camera, which, ideally, will be the 6D Mk II.

Unless my 6D malfunctions, all that gives me is a flash of red when my back button focus is achieved which is not much help when you're pointing but haven't yet focused. I tried reactivating shutter focus and it changed nothing.

With the 1DX2 the active AF point is constantly lit red when you activate metering and if you prefer you can have all of them lit all the time, which tends to be a little distracting relative to your subject.  With full auto you can see which focus points it's shifting to constantly in front of your eyes, same with expansion mode. Check one out and you'll be impressed.

I'd say it's next to certain the 6D2 won't have this feature likely due to it's adding extra complexity.  Never the less, I'm still interested in possibly getting one if it has better AF and F8 focus.  I have really enjoyed the 6D.

Jack
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Re: Lack of red lighted AF points 5d4; big deal?
« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2017, 11:22:09 AM »
Jack. I understand now. It would be an advantage to always have the selected square lit.
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Re: Lack of red lighted AF points 5d4; big deal?
« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2017, 11:22:09 AM »