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1Dx single point focus issue
Kyle Carter, Photographer
Sikeston | MO | USA | Posted: 6:36 PM on 08.03.14
->> Picked up two 1Dxs this summer and they have been amazing - however, I can't figure out how to turn off the single point focusing and use the true grid in Al Servo mode.
Currently the tracking is EXCELLENT, but only on the one selected box. There has GOT to be a way for it to pick out more or various point in the focal track like the 1d Mark II did - I'm sure it's there, I just can't find where in the settings to get it to do so. I want to use the entire grid, not just the one selected box.....
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Ting Shen, Student/Intern, Photographer
Chicago | IL | U.S. | Posted: 5:11 AM on 08.07.14
->> What do you mean by turning off the single point? Are you referring to when you're using the all area and it's still tracking with that single point as a reference? Yeah, for that, I don't think we can do anything.

Work around would be using the area focus, and switch your intended group of focus location with the joystick.
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Daniel Malmberg, Photographer, Photo Editor
Huskvarna | Sweden | Sweden | Posted: 6:28 PM on 08.07.14
->> @Kyle.
I found the EOS-1D X AF Settings Guidebook to be much useful.
It can be found here:
http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2012/1dx_guidebook.shtml

@Ting
It can actually be done. At least kind of.
Using the AF settings, tab 4. "Initial AFpt".
Set to "Manual AF pt".

With this setting. AF will start att the manual set AF-point.
And then track the object from there.
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