07-13-2019 02:38 PM
So I was taking pictures last night and I turned off the camera and then turned it on again to take more and all of a sudden the squares won't go red anymore to focus. I tried on AV and manual and the squares just won't focus any more.. Anyone know how I can fix it. These are the settings
07-13-2019 03:25 PM - edited 07-13-2019 03:27 PM
In dim lighting, the autofocus points that are used to establish focus flash red in the viewfinder of your EOS 80D when you initiate autofocusing. If you find them distracting, you can turn them off; if you instead want them to appear even in bright light, you can make it so. The control that adjusts this behavior is VF Display Illumination, which is Custom Function 15 in the Autofocus section. You get three choices:
Just set to enabled
07-13-2019 04:04 PM
It looks pretty dark and dim in that room. The camera may not have enough light for the AF system to lock on a subject. Take the camera to well lit location and try it again. Shooting outdoors on a sunny day would be ideal.
If it dos not work on a sunny day, then you probably have an issue with the camera. Try to reset the camera back to factory defaults. If a Reset does not cure it, contact Canon Support.
07-13-2019 05:29 PM
I've always used the camera in the room and low light and the red focus points always go red
Before you dismiss Waddizzle's point, remember that no camera has a dynamic range as great as that of the human eye. It may be that the camera has a better sense of how dim the room is than you do.
07-13-2019 07:19 PM
I tried also in one shot mode and still couldn't get focus to work. I'll try to do the factory reset
Why don’t you take the camera to well lit location? While you are it, remove that thing from the flash shoe. Something is definitely wrong becase both shutter speed and aperture seem to be highlighted at the same time.