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Occasional Contributor
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Registered: ‎11-02-2018

EOS R Focus Point Always Moves on Touch

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The focus point on the EOS R moves whenever I touch anywhere on the touch screen when I am not looking through the viewfinder. This results in inadverent touches on the screen changing the focus point. I have Touch and Drag disabled, but it still moves. Movement method is set to relative, but it's moving to wherever I touch (absolute). The active area is top left, yet it moves whenever I touch anywhere on the screen. Focus method is one shot. Hitting the settings lock button still allows the focus point to move. What do I need to get this focus point to stay put?

Product Expert
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Registered: ‎07-03-2019

Re: EOS R Focus Point Always Moves on Touch

Hi Mikul,

 

You can disable the camera's touch controls using the Touch Control option on page 3 of your setup menu. This would prevent your screen from changing settings or AF point location inadvertently. It's here on page 385 of the user guide, and it may not be able to be adjusted in the automatic A+ mode but it should be fine to disable in P, Tv< Av or M.

 

http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/3/0300032123/07/eosr-ug8-en.pdf

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Re: EOS R Focus Point Always Moves on Touch

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That will work. Unfortuntely, it disabled all touch-screen controls. I'm just looking for a way to disable the changing of the focus point. Canon recognized that having touch and drag enabled by default could cause problems and allow a way to disable this functionality. Did they not do the same for touch when the screen is on?

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Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: EOS R Focus Point Always Moves on Touch


@mikul wrote:

That will work. Unfortuntely, it disabled all touch-screen controls. I'm just looking for a way to disable the changing of the focus point. Canon recognized that having touch and drag enabled by default could cause problems and allow a way to disable this functionality. Did they not do the same for touch when the screen is on?


Use the Multi-Function Lock button.

 

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You toggle it ON/OFF when you want to either use the touch screen or to disable it.

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Occasional Contributor
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Registered: ‎11-02-2018

Re: EOS R Focus Point Always Moves on Touch

Unfortunately, the lock button does not stop the touch screen from changing the focus point. It seems as though it should.

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Re: EOS R Focus Point Always Moves on Touch

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@mikul wrote:

Unfortunately, the lock button does not stop the touch screen from changing the focus point. It seems as though it should.


Did you program the button?  Notice the "Wrench 6" icon.  That's the menu screen where you program the button.

 

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Do you see the little finger?  Check that one.

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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎11-02-2018

Re: EOS R Focus Point Always Moves on Touch

The lock button has not been reprogrammed. When I hit the button the screen says that the controls or settings are locked, but I can still change the focus point.

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Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: EOS R Focus Point Always Moves on Touch


@mikul wrote:

The lock button has not been reprogrammed. When I hit the button the screen says that the controls or settings are locked, but I can still change the focus point.


That is not the behavior that I expected.  I suggest you contact Canon Support, dial 1-800-OK-CANON for US users.

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Registered: ‎09-30-2020

Re: EOS R Focus Point Always Moves on Touch

This happens to me too and it's driving me bananas! I haven't been able to figure out how to keep the focal point where I want it. It's constantly moving depending on what the camera is seeing through the viewfinder. Did you ever figure out how to fix this?

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