02-18-2022, 08:42 AM
(02-18-2022, 08:33 AM)Brightcolours Wrote: Thanks Dave, now it is more clear what you were trying to describe. The issue seems to be that the camera will see something closer to focus in the background and so it will not want/think to go "hunt" to the foreground because it already saw something "in focus". And the foreground subject is so OOF that no animal or eye is detected, so that won't help.
I must say that I have encountered similar "issues" with close focus/macro stuff with certain shallow DOF lenses on my DSLR too, and the work arounds appear to be the same (pre-focus within the subject range so the AF system can actually "see" the subject, for instance).
In the comments, users offer settings suggestions with the R6/R5 that help the issue, by the way.
It's not a big deal at all really and I'm sure many have experienced it using very long focal length lenses + TCs ...... the cure is just to focus near to ... and away you go again ....... only a few would make a video out of it as this guy did here !!