Eye detect doesn't work in Servo mode on my R5

VegasCameraGuy

EOS R5
CR Pro
Jul 9, 2020
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55
Las Vegas, NV
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I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong but when I switch from Single Shot to Servo mode then I lose the ability to Eye Detect? In Single Shot, it grabs the eye immediately but if I change no other setting except switch to Servo, Eye detect disappears. There is no little square around the eye? Switch back to Single shot and eye detect suddenly reappears? Anyone have any idea what I've got set wrong? I'm set to AF+Eye (the left most selection) with Eye detect enabled and set to people.
 

VegasCameraGuy

EOS R5
CR Pro
Jul 9, 2020
71
55
Las Vegas, NV
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I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong but when I switch from Single Shot to Servo mode then I lose the ability to Eye Detect? In Single Shot, it grabs the eye immediately but if I change no other setting except switch to Servo, Eye detect disappears. There is no little square around the eye? Switch back to Single shot and eye detect suddenly reappears? Anyone have any idea what I've got set wrong? I'm set to AF+Eye (the left most selection) with Eye detect enabled and set to people.
Okay, more testing and I guess I answered my own question. In Single Shot mode eye detect shows up all the time but in Servo mode, it only works if you half-press the shutter button.

I love my R5 but wish the 900+ page manual was more than screenshots of the options. It would help immensely if the autofocus and exposure options were explained.
 

Codebunny

EOS R1
Sep 5, 2018
557
522
Does it not also come up with AF-on button? No sure about every camera, but even my Z6 eye AF only comes on with back button AF button or half press of shutter(if you have that enabled).
 

YuengLinger

Sufficiently Pixilated
CR Pro
Dec 20, 2012
3,020
1,310
USA
Okay, more testing and I guess I answered my own question. In Single Shot mode eye detect shows up all the time but in Servo mode, it only works if you half-press the shutter button.

I love my R5 but wish the 900+ page manual was more than screenshots of the options. It would help immensely if the autofocus and exposure options were explained.
But then the manual would be 2700 pages...

I'm seeing some pretty good YouTube videos showing setups and menu walk-throughs. How long before the "expanded" manuals are available on Amazon?
 

VegasCameraGuy

EOS R5
CR Pro
Jul 9, 2020
71
55
Las Vegas, NV
www.flickr.com
Does it not also come up with AF-on button? No sure about every camera, but even my Z6 eye AF only comes on with back button AF button or half press of shutter(if you have that enabled).
If it only had one option that wouldn't be so bad, but there are numerous selections to be made and none of them are described by the manual as it only has screenshots of the menus. I've had to resort to buying 5D manuals as they are close to the R5 and those have helped a lot. 99% of my issues revolve around some facet of the AF mode. I did my first model shoot in months and that helped to clear up a number of things by forcing me to experiment.
 

Codebunny

EOS R1
Sep 5, 2018
557
522
If it only had one option that wouldn't be so bad, but there are numerous selections to be made and none of them are described by the manual as it only has screenshots of the menus. I've had to resort to buying 5D manuals as they are close to the R5 and those have helped a lot. 99% of my issues revolve around some facet of the AF mode. I did my first model shoot in months and that helped to clear up a number of things by forcing me to experiment.
Good to hear you are having a good go at it. These newer AF systems are vastly more complicated than what I had grown accustomed too. Though I don't want to go back to centre point focus and recompose...ever.
 
Sep 4, 2020
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But then the manual would be 2700 pages...

I'm seeing some pretty good YouTube videos showing setups and menu walk-throughs. How long before the "expanded" manuals are available on Amazon?
Roberto Valenzaula has been posting some fairly thorough walk thrus of the entire menu system, one section at a time. He has a lot of explanation why he has chosen each setting. I don't always agree with his choices, but that's why we have choices.