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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎02-22-2019

Auto focus points are blurry.

I'm using a canon t5 and when I look into the view finder my autofocus points are blurry and don't light up red except for 1 or two of them. I have checked the diopter settings and that is perfectly fine. When the subject is in the left side of the frame it won't focus properly and when I move it to the right side it focus' fine. Any suggestions on what I can do to fix this without spending 300 bucks to send it in?
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Registered: ‎03-01-2014

Re: Auto focus points are blurry.

The first thing to try is to reset the camera to defaults thru your settings menu in case something got set wrong.

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Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: Auto focus points are blurry.

If the diopter is correct (i.e.the green characters look sharp) then:

 

1. are you inbright conditions trying to focus on a subject with good contrast?

 

2. when you say only one or two focus points light up is that when you have it set for all focus points active or when you select one focus point and move the selected point around the viewfinder? (It's not uncommon that all points don't ligt up since maybe only one or two find a subject to focus on.)

 

3. If the green chatacters are sharp and the focus points aren't did anything happen to affect the focusing screen?

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎02-22-2019

Re: Auto focus points are blurry.

I have not check the focus point settings as I do normally shoot on manual. Thanks for the tip!
And I bought the camera with this issue unbeknownst to me. I can still use it,it just doesn't work as well as I would like
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎02-22-2019

Re: Auto focus points are blurry.

I just checked and the focus point settings we're on manual! I appreciate it! The focus points are still blurry but it seems to be focusing just fine now
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Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: Auto focus points are blurry.


@Branndena1 wrote:
The focus points are still blurry but it seems to be focusing just fine now

This does not compute.

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎02-22-2019

Re: Auto focus points are blurry.

The focus points look like black smudges versus clear circles. But the camera now autofocuses
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Posts: 5,751
Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: Auto focus points are blurry.

Thats normal. They are slightly fuzzy dots surrounded by a black lined square ( which should be sharp) that light red when in focus. Thats how my T5i is.
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Posts: 5,751
Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: Auto focus points are blurry.

The dots are red, not rhe squares.
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: Auto focus points are blurry.

" I have checked the diopter settings and that is perfectly fine."

 

I doubt it.  Do a critical check again.  If you wear glasses it may be more difficult.  Plus the diopter has limits to what it can adjust. You can get additional diopter support for the eyepiece but I don't know it is available for the T5.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV, even less and less other stuff.
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