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Changing color of the screen


Just curious if anyone else has thought about the convivence of being able to change the EOS R5 screen information to RED, instead of the usual white?  I shoot quite a bit of astrophotography and it would be great if Canon could come up with a firmware update that would allow me to change the color of my screen.  I use a red light for everything else when shooting at night and it would be nice to not get a white-blast from the screen in between exposures.


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Hi Icedragonrkrh,

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Thank you, Hazel_T, for a quick response!!  I did as you suggested and went to the "feedback" section of the webpage.  One can only hope  🙂  There are a lot of astro-shooters out there that would find this very useful and perhaps open up a bigger market for already excellent camera.  Love the R5! 


I often shoot at night, and find the LCD menus to be hard on the eyes.  I have brain stormed with the idea of buying a hood for the LCD, and adding a sheet of red clear plastic to filter it.

"The right mouse button is your friend."

Great idea, Waddizzle, but I am looking for a more permanent solution, and one that doesn't mean more stuff to drag around with me.  LOL Many of the sky/star apps that I use on my phone offer the ability to use "night vision" - turning the screen info to red, so I see no reason why a top-tier camera company cannot apply the same tools to make the same thing happen.  We are not the only two people that shoot at night.  This could be a big selling point in the battle for #1 in the mirrorless battle!!

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