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Sep 21, 2022 16:49:53   #
PHRubin Loc: Nashville TN USA
 
I'm having trouble understanding the difference between Auto 1 and Auto 2. What happens differently?



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Sep 21, 2022 19:27:37   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
PHRubin wrote:
I'm having trouble understanding the difference between Auto 1 and Auto 2. What happens differently?


I just looked at it and played with the settings and I can't tell a difference either.

Maybe we are just too old to understand "Mirrorless Geek Speak"?

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Sep 21, 2022 21:19:36   #
User ID
 
Appears that A1 locks out the VF when the screen is open, but A2 does not. So A1 is a new convenience, and A2 is the way most cameras have handled auto switching all along. Thaz how I read it.

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Sep 22, 2022 01:04:15   #
PHRubin Loc: Nashville TN USA
 
User ID wrote:
Appears that A1 locks out the VF when the screen is open, but A2 does not. So A1 is a new convenience, and A2 is the way most cameras have handled auto switching all along. Thaz how I read it.


That seems to be what it does, but I still don't see how it says that.

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Sep 22, 2022 03:38:18   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
PHRubin wrote:
That seems to be what it does, but I still don't see how it says that.


Or why?

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Sep 22, 2022 07:00:04   #
foathog Loc: Greensboro, NC
 
They just put it in there to make it more confusing. It's a complicated camera. LOL

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Sep 22, 2022 09:10:09   #
SuperflyTNT Loc: Manassas VA
 
PHRubin wrote:
That seems to be what it does, but I still don't see how it says that.


I think that’s exactly what it says.

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Sep 22, 2022 09:13:11   #
AntonioReyna Loc: Los Angeles, California
 
I have had a lot of Canons over the years, DSLRs and two mirrorless. The instruction booklet on the R7 is the smallest I have ever seen and does not fully address, in my mind, all of the functions. I ordered a 3rd party book which I am still waiting for. As to your question, I have no idea.

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Sep 22, 2022 09:14:24   #
Jimmy T Loc: Virginia
 
SuperflyTNT wrote:
I think that’s exactly what it says.



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Sep 22, 2022 09:53:51   #
DaveJ Loc: NE Missouri
 
AntonioReyna wrote:
I have had a lot of Canons over the years, DSLRs and two mirrorless. The instruction booklet on the R7 is the smallest I have ever seen and does not fully address, in my mind, all of the functions. I ordered a 3rd party book which I am still waiting for. As to your question, I have no idea.

There is a 963 page manual available at Canon online for the R7. Big enough for me.

https://cam.start.canon/en/C005/manual/c005.pdf

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Sep 22, 2022 09:57:35   #
foathog Loc: Greensboro, NC
 
DaveJ wrote:
There is a 963 page manual available at Canon online for the R7. Big enough for me.

https://cam.start.canon/en/C005/manual/c005.pdf


He better cancel that order. LOL

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Sep 22, 2022 11:53:55   #
PHRubin Loc: Nashville TN USA
 
AntonioReyna wrote:
I have had a lot of Canons over the years, DSLRs and two mirrorless. The instruction booklet on the R7 is the smallest I have ever seen and does not fully address, in my mind, all of the functions. I ordered a 3rd party book which I am still waiting for. As to your question, I have no idea.


The book that comes in the box isn't the whole story. There is an Advanced User Guide available online of 963 pages.

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Sep 22, 2022 15:09:07   #
Mr Bill 2011 Loc: southern Indiana
 
User ID wrote:
Appears that A1 locks out the VF when the screen is open, but A2 does not. So A1 is a new convenience, and A2 is the way most cameras have handled auto switching all along. Thaz how I read it.


That's how I read it too, an unnecessary convenience. If you don't want the viewfinder to come on while you use the screen, just switch to screen.

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Sep 22, 2022 15:24:01   #
SuperflyTNT Loc: Manassas VA
 
Mr Bill 2011 wrote:
That's how I read it too, an unnecessary convenience. If you don't want the viewfinder to come on while you use the screen, just switch to screen.


It sounds like a useful convenience to me. Most people aren’t gonna use the EVF if the screen is open and working with the screen open it’s easy to cast a shadow that would cause it to switch to EVF. And yes, you can just set it to “screen”, but that’s another setting you need to remember to set and to set back. It could make the difference in getting a shot or not.

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Sep 23, 2022 07:21:32   #
junglejim1949 Loc: Sacramento,CA
 
PHRubin wrote:
I'm having trouble understanding the difference between Auto 1 and Auto 2. What happens differently?


This video is on the R5 but does explain the difference between the two AUTO modes.
I hope this helps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E353i7YMsE

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