Focus point display

lenstrack26

I'm New Here
Oct 25, 2012
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My R5 used to show the focus point(s) on the flippy screen when reviewing images. No longer. I have updated the firmware to 1.3.1, but that does not help. AF point display is enabled in the menu (Blue arrow symbol , page 5). Can anyone help me get this function to reappear? Thanks muchly.
 

lenstrack26

I'm New Here
Oct 25, 2012
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www.dcdooley-photography.com
Wow! Who wudda thunk!!! Turns out that if focus is obtained by back button focus, the focus point is not shown in review. However, when focus is switched back to the shutter button, the replay shows the focus point(s).
 

lenstrack26

I'm New Here
Oct 25, 2012
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I've been communicating with Nina Baily about this issue. She wrote the massive, informative and detailed PDF, "Understanding the Canon EOS R5", updated for the latest firmware revision. With regard to back button focusing, she wrote the following to me, which I am sharing with her permission:
BBF causes more problems than it solves! If you press it and let go you are not licking the AF as some claim you are not focusing at all! So there is no focus lock hence no AF point shown as it’s not focusing and no exposure lock for the same reason! It’s one of the many reasons why I don’t use or recommend BBF. It’s not used much with the R5 or R6 as the camera finds and stays on the subject so not so much point in using it. I have always preferred a half pressure in the shutter button and use the right AF mode for what I am shooting.
 

HenryL

EOS R5
CR Pro
Apr 1, 2020
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Sorry, I’m not really sure what you or Nina Bailey are going on about wrt back button focus. I use it, my R5 focuses, and the focus point displays when I review images in camera. Yes, I am on firmware 1.3.1 as well.