07-26-2018 01:30 PM
I think you may be trying to follow the rule too slavishly.
I agree, but I am taking courses and have to meet course criteria. I did do some more reading and apparently, the multi-line grid in the optical view finder is more for architectural photography, to keep the picture level and buildings vertical. I did find an interesting article about creating your own grids, if you have Magic Lantern installed. It was an interesting exercise, but, of course, they can be viewed only on the LCD. It was an interesting way to waste time.
I suspected as much, but I figured I'd better stop short of encouraging you to call out the course instructor. Such actions tend to do more harm than good.
07-26-2018 01:51 PM
You should be able to guesstimate from the existing grid. Actually, the gaps in the focus area are pretty close.
Another thing to do is to zoom out a bit and then crop to get the exact composition you want.
08-02-2018 07:00 AM
So is Magic Lantern, don't do it.
Is ML problematic? I installed it because I wanted to do some time-lapse photography and it worked well. When I don't want to use it, but forget to press the Set button while booting, the ML menu can interfere. Other than that, it seems okay.
08-02-2018 10:05 AM
"Is ML problematic?"
You have been lucky. When it works it is fine. When it doesn't, it is a nightmare. If, when, it does, your camera will turn into a brick. Only Canon service can repair it.