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yeahright

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5D4 zoom to focus area for photos taken in live view mode
« on: December 26, 2017, 04:48:51 PM »
Dear forum!

On the 5D4 I regularly use the zoom button (configured to show the actual pixel size) for evaluating the sharpness of a photo. When shooting using the viewfinder the shown magnified area is around the selected autofocus point, which is what I want. On photos taken in live view mode, however, the zoomed area is always in the center of the image, no matter where the focus area was, which is annoying. Is there a way to make the zoom function behave the same way for viewfinder as well as for live view shots?

Many thanks,

Markus

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5D4 zoom to focus area for photos taken in live view mode
« on: December 26, 2017, 04:48:51 PM »

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Re: 5D4 zoom to focus area for photos taken in live view mode
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017, 10:53:12 AM »
ok the manual says (on p. 407, bottom) that zooming to the focus point/area only works in FlexiZone-Multi AF-mode. But I can't understand why that's the case.

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Re: 5D4 zoom to focus area for photos taken in live view mode
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 11:40:03 PM »
ok the manual says (on p. 407, bottom) that zooming to the focus point/area only works in FlexiZone-Multi AF-mode. But I can't understand why that's the case.

I doubt if anyone here can tell you why, but you might get guesses.  I'd like to do a updated autofocus while zoomed in, but that does not work either, for manual focus, no problem.

The touch screen and live view is wonderful, but there are things that could be improved.  Its light years ahead of the competition.

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Re: 5D4 zoom to focus area for photos taken in live view mode
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 11:40:03 PM »