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Re: AF Point Color on the 5D Mark III & 1D X Update [CR2]
« Reply #60 on: July 16, 2012, 11:26:40 AM »
Just because it hasn't been pointed out in plain black and white (and red) yet *insert Dr. Sheldon Cooper snigger/laugh*:

The 1DX and 5D3 both utilise a transmissive LCD screen overlay in the viewfinder allowing the af points, grid lines and other information to be displayed and removed at your whim. This is supposed to be advanced technology and a breakthrough of some sort, however it has also been the bane of our gripes with the new af system: no user-replaceable viewfinder screens....

Sheldon thinks he's smart, but even Wil Wheaton would know that the 1D X does, in fact, offer user-replaceable focus screens...
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Re: AF Point Color on the 5D Mark III & 1D X Update [CR2]
« Reply #60 on: July 16, 2012, 11:26:40 AM »

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Re: AF Point Color on the 5D Mark III & 1D X Update [CR2]
« Reply #61 on: July 16, 2012, 04:41:25 PM »
Hah! True, I owe Rat an apology.
No you don't, not after that nice melancholic expose about ye olden days :)  Thanks for the additional input!
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Re: AF Point Color on the 5D Mark III & 1D X Update [CR2]
« Reply #62 on: July 23, 2012, 01:17:46 AM »
I shot a wedding yesterday and the reception was in an exceedingly dark location. Not just the dance but the whole meal and speeches... It was a REAL pain to have to keep moving my focus point in order to see where I had it selected.

Not cool. :(

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Re: AF Point Color on the 5D Mark III & 1D X Update [CR2]
« Reply #63 on: September 05, 2012, 05:22:09 AM »
Anything new about when we will be getting our firmware update?

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Re: AF Point Color on the 5D Mark III & 1D X Update [CR2]
« Reply #64 on: September 05, 2012, 06:11:56 AM »
If you ask Canon you got the answer, that they are working on it.

Nothing more.

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Re: AF Point Color on the 5D Mark III & 1D X Update [CR2]
« Reply #65 on: September 05, 2012, 06:44:14 AM »
If you ask Canon you got the answer, that they are working on it.

Question is: What are they working on? They already said the solution will not make everybody happy, and if there weren't major problems they'd implemented the af indicators in the production models already. So unless they'll release an updated 5d3s/1dxs af, they might be delaying and working on a least painful way to tell that it's either af indicators or precise metering, the latter is supposed to be the reason the dots are black.

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Re: AF Point Color on the 5D Mark III & 1D X Update [CR2]
« Reply #66 on: September 05, 2012, 04:05:25 PM »
Maybe they make it light red when it's selected and goes black when you meter. You can track with it that way, but it will go black when shutter is pressed.

So then you HAVE to use AF_ON button to focus. Well, I've gotten VERY used to that, thanks to tip from this site, so I can live with that.
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Re: AF Point Color on the 5D Mark III & 1D X Update [CR2]
« Reply #66 on: September 05, 2012, 04:05:25 PM »

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Re: AF Point Color on the 5D Mark III & 1D X Update [CR2]
« Reply #67 on: September 05, 2012, 05:47:39 PM »
i think their solution is to do nothing - so they were right when they said not everyone would be happy.
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Re: AF Point Color on the 5D Mark III & 1D X Update [CR2]
« Reply #68 on: September 05, 2012, 05:51:45 PM »
i may be buying "slower lenses" like the 24-70 2.8 so at least I can see the dang black points in bright light

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Re: AF Point Color on the 5D Mark III & 1D X Update [CR2]
« Reply #68 on: September 05, 2012, 05:51:45 PM »