EOS R with external monitor question

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Zeldon50 New Member • Posts: 6
EOS R with external monitor question

Hello everyone,

I purchased an external monitor to use with my two cameras (5D MKII and EOS R). On both cameras the view screen on the camera is disabled when a HDMI cable is plugged in.

On the 5D, I am still able to move the focus box around the screen with the joystick, while viewing the external monitor. However, on the EOS R, there is no joystick and since the screen on the camera is black, I have no way of moving the focus box around. Normally, I would slide my finger around on the camera's viewing screen to change focus box positions. (I am using this setup in a studio setting to photograph insects, so it is necessary to focus on different parts of the insect).

Is there any way to turn on the viewing screen on the EOS R while it is plugged into an external monitor? Or, is there any other way to move the focus box around? If not, I'm afraid I'll have to return the monitor.

Thanks in advance.

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