Anyone else upset the new 5DIII looks like it will not fix the AF point Illumination issue?

Started Apr 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
chironNYC
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Re: It's a deal-killer for me
In reply to cyrano, Apr 21, 2013

cyrano wrote:

The non-illuminated AF points made the 5D3 and the 1DX impossible for me to use for my dance work. The firmware fix for the 1DX worked for me.

It's been reported the technique used in the 1DX firmware fix may not work for the 5D3:

http://www.canonrumors.com/2012/11/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-blinking-red-af-point-information/

I agree with you that Canon should offer a fix for the 5D3 if only for Manual mode, where possible interference with the metering system would not be an issue.

Yes, it seems like it would be possible to fix it within manual mode, which would probably help people like you who are shooting under stage lights where manual would probably be the preferred shooting mode and the problem of not seeing the focus points against a black background is at its worst.

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