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p.1 #1 · Focus Beep w/1DsII


Trying to get the focus to beep on my 1DsII with my Zeiss 100MP ZE, i have looked all through the manual and cannot find it, am i missing something? Any help is always appreciated.
-Jim



Feb 04, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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p.1 #2 · Focus Beep w/1DsII


The on-off switch does it. Push it one click past on, to the little speaker icon.


Feb 04, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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p.1 #3 · Focus Beep w/1DsII


Jim,
thats what i thought, i have the switch in the right spot but still no beep.Is there anything else that has to be set right? Or will they not beep with a ZE lens?
-Jim



Feb 04, 2012 at 06:38 PM
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p.1 #4 · Focus Beep w/1DsII


Does your lens have the focus confirmation chip?


Feb 04, 2012 at 06:57 PM
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p.1 #5 · Focus Beep w/1DsII


ZE lenses have focus confirmation as a standard feature. Only focus is manual, otherwise they behave like regular Canon lenses.

Jim -- you are aiming the camera at a subject with adequete contrast, right? Low light/no contrast areas won't register/beep. You've checked your AF settings to make sure they are okay and have the center AF point?

Hope it's not a glitch for you to deal with.



Feb 04, 2012 at 07:13 PM
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p.1 #6 · Focus Beep w/1DsII


How about this?

"In the AI Servo AF mode, when focus is achieved, the viewfinder's focus confirmation light does not light and the beeper does not sound." [manual pg 67]




Feb 04, 2012 at 07:26 PM
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p.1 #7 · Focus Beep w/1DsII


That might be it but i have no AF lenses so it will not give me the option to put it into AI Servo.
-Jim



Feb 04, 2012 at 08:37 PM
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p.1 #8 · Focus Beep w/1DsII


Hmmmm...

Anyway, I always keep my beeper off. I just checked my 21 ZE on 1DsIII and it won't beep or blink, even if I try to let it do so.



Feb 04, 2012 at 08:44 PM
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p.1 #9 · Focus Beep w/1DsII


Jim,
I normally keep my beeper of as well but i was just trying to see how close the focus was with the beep.
-JIm



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p.1 #10 · Focus Beep w/1DsII


Hmmm. . . I was using the ZE 21/2.8 on my 1Ds2 last night for some twilight shots and it beeped every time, except if I had a dark area of no contrast under the center AF. Don't know what to say.


Feb 04, 2012 at 10:11 PM
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p.1 #11 · Focus Beep w/1DsII


My focus squares are lit up but no beeping.
-Jim



Feb 04, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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p.1 #12 · Focus Beep w/1DsII


And no focus confirm circle showing in the lower OVF?


Feb 04, 2012 at 11:20 PM
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p.1 #13 · Focus Beep w/1DsII


No focus confirm circle rather an asterisk in OVF
-Jim



Feb 04, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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p.1 #14 · Focus Beep w/1DsII


Hey guys i think that i figured it out.C.Fn-07 needs to be set to 1.I now have beep and i have focus confirm circle in OVF
-Jim



Feb 05, 2012 at 12:03 AM
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p.1 #15 · Focus Beep w/1DsII


Complicated!!

Glad you figured that out.

BTW -- another neat feature of these 1D series: I was playing around with the two 1D2's and one 1Ds2 yesterday, after I noticed they all had slightly different color balance. In the past, I'd never had a camera that was precisely adjustable for WB, so I set the afternoon aside to try to even out the WB and Exposure Compensation in exposures between all three. Pretty cool to be able to shift the blue/amber and magenta/green axes to produce similar color balance. Just one of the perks of a pro camera.



Feb 05, 2012 at 02:26 AM
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p.1 #16 · Focus Beep w/1DsII


Thanks for figuring that out Jim. I'll keep a note on it, in case I ever want to use it.


Feb 05, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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p.1 #17 · Focus Beep w/1DsII


It looks like the focus confirmation with my 100ZE is spot on, so i think in some situations this could help with MF by taking advantage of all the Focus squares on the 1DsII.
-Jim



Feb 05, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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p.1 #18 · Focus Beep w/1DsII


Jim, do you find it easier or harder to MF with that focus screen?

I found the 5d hard even with the nice focus screen. The VF is just so small.



Feb 05, 2012 at 10:02 PM





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