In my DSLR, the rectangle covering the AF area turns from red to green when focus is achieved.
I'm not sure about manual focus, but at 10X, your eye is easily as accurate as autofocus, and you can focus on the precise spot you want.
Wow, thats great news, thanks. Is this a custom function? Not sure I've ever seen this. Assume you're also shooting a 5D3?
Same on a 60D.... the rectangle turns green.
When practical, live view at 10X magnification is very precise focus.... great on a tripod with stationary objects... and for some strange reason not practical for birds in flight...
August 20, 2014, 11:08:56 AM
Topic: Is there a way to confirm focus in Live View (Read 2808 times)
The best camera is the one in your hands
Sorry for the delayed response, but just got back to the computer. Not sure about RRS L plates since I have not used them. The base plate for the Z finder has several places underneath and I use one of them to attach my tripod mount, so it's probably a yes. The base plate has a frame that goes over the LCD screen and then you just snap the Z finder into place. It then functions like a giant eye piece as if you were looking through the view finder. Includes diopter adjustment and then with the magnification it makes it easy to focus. Since I only use live view for manual focusing in video, I really needed this attachment to be able to confirm focus. The eye cup also helps so there is never a problem even in bright sunlight.
To assist in LV focus verification in bright light, I just use a Hoodman loupe. Works great.