Randomly moving focus point

Jun 12, 2019
3
0
Going crazy on this problem: when I let camera hang from neck, when I pick it up again and screen turns on, the focus point has moved. And if I move the camera, focus point blinks and erratically moves from center to new position.
Thanks
 

JoTomOz

EOS M50
Nov 21, 2018
28
12
Going crazy on this problem: when I let camera hang from neck, when I pick it up again and screen turns on, the focus point has moved. And if I move the camera, focus point blinks and erratically moves from center to new position.
Thanks
Yeah, this happens to me, less so nowadays. Always figured it was just the touch screen accidentally being activated? Trash can button (moves it back to centre) was my friend. These days I just turn off the camera off unless it is in my hands.
 
Reactions: JPAZ
Feb 27, 2019
54
15
I usually use the EVF, don't use the touch screen for moving the focus point. But... sometimes, when magnifying an image for review, I accidentally hit the focus button... and weirdness follows. I've boiled it down to my bad, but I can see it happening even more when using the touch screeen
 

Mt Spokane Photography

I post too Much on Here!!
Mar 25, 2011
15,278
552
I have the issue with my R, its me and the touch screen. My right thump finds its way onto the screen, and my right fingers often brush it when picking the camera up.

Turn off the touch screen and see if the issue goes away. I like the touch to af, but a double tap would also be ok, and eliminate most of the issue.
 
Reactions: Raptors

Pape

EOS RP
Dec 31, 2018
252
106
yeah no enough room for big thumb,
I noticed my thumb is too long too, it naturally lands on mode wheel when it should to aperture wheel. i guess its planned to japanese hand.
oops forgot this is R not RP chain ,but just saying two similar adjust wheel is as bad as touch bar.
 

Viggo

EOS 5D SR
Dec 13, 2010
3,902
443
I have an easy fix for you, also use trash can as centering button, but in addition I’ve set the “SET”-button to deactivate touch. Normally I choose my AF placement and then just lock it buy pressing set-button. It becomes a habit really fast. I remember I was furious when I discovered the R couldn’t zoom to 1:1 on the actual focusing point used like all my previous bodies. But, started using double touch and I haven’t thought about it since..
 
Reactions: YuengLinger
Feb 27, 2019
54
15
I see no compromises. Much prefer the R shooting to the 5Dii/iii/iv

There are many ways to modify, rearrange, customize the controls on the R.... creativity is key.
 
Jun 12, 2019
3
0
Eco mode is half the solution: turns lcd off in less than 10 seconds.

In any case I'm shutting down the camera when hanging: I have found out that hanging on my neck causes a huge drain as EVF stays always on.