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Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: R5/R6 2 sec delay photo focus problem

“ They did if they were including a flippy screen. ”

That’s your assumption. My assumption is a more likely reason is for vloggers to be able to see when they are creating videos.
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
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Re: R5/R6 2 sec delay photo focus problem

The “problem” is straightforward you guys
Continuous autofocus stops working during the countdown, and this makes it impossible to compose during the countdown

This has nothing to do with the lens you are using, and it's merely an oversight by canon

It is not a user error or lack of reading the manual

Sometimes I wonder if the trouble makers even own an r5/r6, lol

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Re: R5/R6 2 sec delay photo focus problem

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@Losart3d wrote:
The “problem” is straightforward you guys
Continuous autofocus stops working during the countdown, and this makes it impossible to compose during the countdown

This has nothing to do with the lens you are using, and it's merely an oversight by canon

It is not a user error or lack of reading the manual

Sometimes I wonder if the trouble makers even own an r5/r6, lol

See the manual - pg 91 and 431.

 

You could possibly achieve what you want by using the interval timer. Set an interval of two seconds. Set the timer for three shots. Press shutter button and hold camera out. Camera will focus with each shot since the timer is actuating the shutter.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
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Posts: 11,272
Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: R5/R6 2 sec delay photo focus problem


@Losart3d wrote:
The “problem” is straightforward you guys
Continuous autofocus stops working during the countdown, and this makes it impossible to compose during the countdown

This has nothing to do with the lens you are using, and it's merely an oversight by canon

It is not a user error or lack of reading the manual

Sometimes I wonder if the trouble makers even own an r5/r6, lol


Your "problem" is that autofocus when shooting stills STOPS if you are not pressing any buttons. 

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Registered: ‎12-22-2020

Re: R5/R6 2 sec delay photo focus problem

Thanks, John. I came across that solution too. I think I up'd the count to 5-10 photos and decreases the interval to 1 sec to ensure I got the shot, but in 2020, Canon should have a software solution for this. 

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Re: R5/R6 2 sec delay photo focus problem

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@ws_archascents wrote:
Yeah cause vloging doesn't exist...

You still don't  understand.  Shooting a selfie is NOT vlogging.  Shooting stills is not the same as shooting video.  You do not understand how gear actually works.  It doesn't care how you think it should work.

 

When the camera is in stills mode, if you do not press the shutter or AF-ON button, then it DOES NOT AF on its' own.  

 

Did you ever contact Canon as I previously suggested?

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Registered: ‎01-10-2021

Re: R5/R6 2 sec delay photo focus problem

This is not true. You can enable continuous autofocus on photo mode. The camera will autofocus without the need to press any buttons
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Registered: ‎01-10-2021

Re: R5/R6 2 sec delay photo focus problem

Jon,
I'm not sure what you mean. My manual only has 223 pages

Page 91 only covers basic viewfinder settings
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Registered: ‎01-10-2021

Re: R5/R6 2 sec delay photo focus problem

Jon,
The interval timer does not address my issue is far too impractical for my usage
Thanks for the workaround tho

So question to the group...
Is this forum just for users?
Is those canon provide support through this forum?
I might be barking up the wrong tree here
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎01-10-2021

Re: R5/R6 2 sec delay photo focus problem

Mr. Waddizle VIP obviously doesn't know about “continues autofocus” on photo mode, lol

The camera absolutely focus on its own if you turn this on


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