- Sep 3, 2018
- SE Michigan
- Real Name
If the little man symbol doesn't have a little bird in the upper corner, it's not on. That's why you aren't seeing the box.That was my initial real world test of the camera. At the time it was set on the 225 points, so I guess it would lock onto anything it could find. Since then I've narrowed the focus to a custom group in the center. I do have, pretty sure, the animal tracking on by default; that little man symbol appears at the top of the viewfinder. A slight puzzle in my current state of knowledge: not certain I've seen the box that is supposed to appear around an animal. Did I miss a step? Regardless, I was still struggling with birds flying against clear sky until I tried the far button.
Come to think of it: the advanced manual containing the firmware 2.0 info shows a symbol of a man and a bird. I am only seeing the man. However, when I check "AF Mode" it lists "Face/Eye/Body Detection" with a separate reference down and to the right, "Animal detect ON." What does all this signify? I definitely have 2.0.
The Animal detect 'ON' is what I was talking about. It appears as though it's on, when in fact it's saying: "Touch here to turn it on." See what I mean? We all think it's backwards.