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Registered: ‎08-28-2015

Red focal points no longer showing in viewfinder

Hi everyone!

 

Love my T3i! I've had it almost 3 years now. In the past 3 months, I no longer see the red focal point indicators through the eye view finder. Did I mistakenly turn this off? If so, how do I turn it back on? It happens with every lens.

 

Thanks!

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Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: Red focal points no longer showing in viewfinder

Are you in AI Servo mode?

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎08-28-2015

Re: Red focal points no longer showing in viewfinder

Rarely. I'm in One Shot mode the majority of the time.

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Re: Red focal points no longer showing in viewfinder

Is it possible there is just one showing? Have you tried pressing the focus point selector button?

 

I don't see any obvious way of turning of all the points on my T4i.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎08-28-2015

Re: Red focal points no longer showing in viewfinder

Yes, I've made sure to checl the focus point select and have it on auto. Scratching my head on this one!

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Re: Red focal points no longer showing in viewfinder

So you see the red points light up when you press the AF select button but they don't when you press the shutter button?
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎08-28-2015

Re: Red focal points no longer showing in viewfinder

I don't see them at all.

Honored Contributor
Posts: 5,972
Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: Red focal points no longer showing in viewfinder

Try removing battery, power on camera and let it sit for several hours without battery.
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
Honored Contributor
Posts: 5,972
Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: Red focal points no longer showing in viewfinder

If that doesn't work call the Canon support line. I have found them very helpful.
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
Honored Contributor
Posts: 5,972
Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: Red focal points no longer showing in viewfinder

I forgot to ask the obvious. Apart from the red focus squares, is everything else working?

 

In Program mode - Camera focuses? Green dot lights up? Can take a photograph?

 

If if you manually select an F point via LCD can you use that point to focus and take a photo?

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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