Get rid of circle in Live View Focus 5d iv

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tsinsf Contributing Member • Posts: 676
Get rid of circle in Live View Focus 5d iv

I changed some settings and now have a circle the middle of my Live View screen and I can't figure out how to get rid of it. Can anybody help? Thanks.

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Bestwun2 New Member • Posts: 14
Re: Get rid of circle in Live View Focus 5d iv

The only circle I've seen is for Spot metering?

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Re: Get rid of circle in Live View Focus 5d iv
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tsinsf wrote:

I changed some settings and now have a circle the middle of my Live View screen and I can't figure out how to get rid of it. Can anybody help? Thanks.

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OP tsinsf Contributing Member • Posts: 676
Re: Get rid of circle in Live View Focus 5d iv

1Dx4me wrote:

tsinsf wrote:

I changed some settings and now have a circle the middle of my Live View screen and I can't figure out how to get rid of it. Can anybody help? Thanks.

when all else fails, read the manual

Thank you so much for your helpful reply. Circle in the middle of my Live View screen is not in the index and after twenty minutes looking for help I gave up.

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HeikkiS Junior Member • Posts: 46
Re: Get rid of circle in Live View Focus 5d iv

tsinsf wrote:

1Dx4me wrote:

tsinsf wrote:

I changed some settings and now have a circle the middle of my Live View screen and I can't figure out how to get rid of it. Can anybody help? Thanks.

when all else fails, read the manual

Thank you so much for your helpful reply. Circle in the middle of my Live View screen is not in the index and after twenty minutes looking for help I gave up.

I have found that in some cases Douglas Klostermann's 5DIV guide is quite helpful.

During both Spot and Partail Metering there is a Circle in the LV.

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Holscen Contributing Member • Posts: 654
More detail please...

....is it anything like this problem with a sigma lens?

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4227550

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meigas New Member • Posts: 16
Re: Get rid of circle in Live View Focus 5d iv

There's always one!

Johnbro Regular Member • Posts: 225
Re: Get rid of circle in Live View Focus 5d iv

HeikkiS wrote:

tsinsf wrote:

1Dx4me wrote:

tsinsf wrote:

I changed some settings and now have a circle the middle of my Live View screen and I can't figure out how to get rid of it. Can anybody help? Thanks.

when all else fails, read the manual

Thank you so much for your helpful reply. Circle in the middle of my Live View screen is not in the index and after twenty minutes looking for help I gave up.

I have found that in some cases Douglas Klostermann's 5DIV guide is quite helpful.

During both Spot and Partail Metering there is a Circle in the LV.

This.

Turn on LV. Press the Q button and select different metering modes. You'll see the two middle ones (Spot and Partial) outline the metering zone with a circle (so you know what you are metering on). Evaluative and center-weighted use the entire image area, so no circle is needed or shown.

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Mika Y.
Mika Y. Senior Member • Posts: 1,295
Re: Get rid of circle in Live View Focus 5d iv

tsinsf wrote:

I changed some settings and now have a circle the middle of my Live View screen and I can't figure out how to get rid of it. Can anybody help? Thanks.

Can you share a photo of the screen to show what the circle looks like? Other than the circles already mentioned for some metering modes I can't think of anything I've seen, but seeing what it looks like exactly could help.

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CameraCarl Veteran Member • Posts: 6,744
Re: Get rid of circle in Live View Focus 5d iv

Have you tried resetting the camera to all the factory default settings?

By the way, you're not thinking of the electronic level which has a circle in it?

OP tsinsf Contributing Member • Posts: 676
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OP here. Thanks for all the responses. The problem is solved. As suggested above, I had somehow switched from evaluative to spot metering, which creates the circle. I switched back to evaluative metering and the circle is gone.

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