EOS R, no way to register an AF point?

Nov 12, 2016
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Is it just me, or does the EOS R not have the ability to register an AF point? I see nothing in a quick look through the manual. Sigh, come on Canon, these are pretty basic features that you seem to have left out. :cautious:
 
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If you just took a quick look, then why the ire at Canon when the feature you want might be there?
Ok, by quick look, I searched through the entire pdf version of the manual for the word "register" and it wasn't there in reference to an AF point. So, unless they changed their terminology, I don't think the feature is in there.
 
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Jack Douglas

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I know my 1DX2 has this but is it a feature of other Canon cameras in the $2000 range? Pretty sure my previous 6D didn't have it. I am interested in what features the R does/doesn't have or how they've changed/improved or hobbled the camera because it still might represent good value but I'm likely more interested in a more pro level version. I know after using a 1 level camera it will be hard to accept losing some of the features. One that I have that I love is the illuminated AF points!

Jack
 

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Its basically a 6D with a 5D MK IV sensor. Unfortunately, we will have to pay $1200 more to get the 5D MK IV features once the pro model comes out. I can live without the feature, for me its seldom used.
 

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I know my 1DX2 has this but is it a feature of other Canon cameras in the $2000 range? Pretty sure my previous 6D didn't have it. I am interested in what features the R does/doesn't have or how they've changed/improved or hobbled the camera because it still might represent good value but I'm likely more interested in a more pro level version. I know after using a 1 level camera it will be hard to accept losing some of the features. One that I have that I love is the illuminated AF points!

Jack
Yes. The 7D, so I assume the 7D Mark II also. But like you said, not the 6D.
https://www.pointsinfocus.com/learn...out-registered-af-points-in-canon-af-systems/