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Sep 13, 2021 10:03:48   #
greger Loc: benton harbor, mi
 
hi, I have a canon 7d mark ii. for some reason I lost my focus screen in the viewfinder. I'm not able to see the focus square in the viewfinder to track my subject. its also missing from the display screen on back of the camera. is it broke or did I hit a button by mistake. I'm new to the camera.
thanks Greg

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Sep 13, 2021 10:13:22   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Do you have a downloaded copy of the user manual as a PDF? There's a chart of settings beginning on page 71. From there, every setting option is discussed for the next several pages.

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Sep 13, 2021 11:23:43   #
jeep_daddy Loc: Prescott AZ
 
greger wrote:
hi, I have a canon 7d mark ii. for some reason I lost my focus screen in the viewfinder. I'm not able to see the focus square in the viewfinder to track my subject. its also missing from the display screen on back of the camera. is it broke or did I hit a button by mistake. I'm new to the camera.
thanks Greg


Yes, there are settings for seeing it or to not see it. You've probably selected something in the menu that caused this to happen. Some of the settings are a little vague about what they mean unless you are really a good study. I've made this mistake before but it's not easy to remember exactly what setting it is....

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Sep 13, 2021 11:24:08   #
greger Loc: benton harbor, mi
 
I saw that online. could not figure it out. but I will look again.
thank you

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Sep 13, 2021 12:01:04   #
greger Loc: benton harbor, mi
 
I'm sure I did something to change the setting.

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Sep 13, 2021 15:09:57   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
greger wrote:
hi, I have a canon 7d mark ii. for some reason I lost my focus screen in the viewfinder. I'm not able to see the focus square in the viewfinder to track my subject. its also missing from the display screen on back of the camera. is it broke or did I hit a button by mistake. I'm new to the camera.
thanks Greg


Look here, a lot easier to understand than the manual. I have used their recommendations to set up three cameras when I first bought them. Later as I learned and got used to the cameras I changed some things.

https://photographylife.com/recommended-canon-7d-mark-ii-settings

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Sep 13, 2021 15:37:35   #
greger Loc: benton harbor, mi
 
thanks. lots of good info there.

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Sep 14, 2021 07:22:00   #
pauldh Loc: Melbourne, Australia
 
This "may" answer your question.

https://support.usa.canon.com/kb/index?page=content&id=ART168700

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Sep 14, 2021 08:33:53   #
foathog Loc: Greensboro, NC
 
You can always CALL Canon Support @ 800-652-2666. They are the BEST!!!

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Sep 14, 2021 09:02:43   #
greger Loc: benton harbor, mi
 
I found their number online. they were very nice and helpful. solved my problem right away.
thanks

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Sep 14, 2021 12:30:58   #
amfoto1 Loc: San Jose, Calif. USA
 
Turn on your 7DII.

Press "Menu" button.

Navigate to the "AF" (magenta) tab, then to the 5th page under that tab (i.e., the 5th "dot" to the right... the last of the five "dots" under that tab).

Once there, navigate to the 2nd item "AF point display during focus"

There are five options there. If you never see any AF points in the viewfinder, you probably have it set to the last one: "Disable". Personally I either use "Selected", which as the name suggests only shows the selected point(s) or "All" which shows all points all the time, with a box around the active/selected point(s). I honestly haven't ever tried the other two options, so don't know how they differ.

Once you choose a mode more to your liking, simply press the "Set" button to save that setting, then press the "Menu" button again to close the menu.

Note: Menu navigation can be done using either the top and back dials... OR... using the joystick.

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Sep 14, 2021 12:39:02   #
greger Loc: benton harbor, mi
 
thank you so much.

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