5D Mark III Autofocus Question

Started May 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
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danqi
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5D Mark III Autofocus Question
May 16, 2012

I use the AF-ON and AE-Lock buttons to focus, not the shutter button. When I have the beep sound off (as I often have to), how do I know if the camera was able to achieve focus? My old 5D Mark I would flash the focus point red as confirmation that it achieved focus. But with the Mark III this works only in low-light situations, as the red light is impossible to see in brighter circumstances.

Am I missing something here? It surely can't be that there is no visual focus confirmation for non-low-light situations, can it?

At first I thought the option to make the focus point disappear when focussing would act as a confirmation, but unfortunately it disappears wether the camera achieved focus or not.

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