R5 owners help again please.

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Hello:

I'm getting on fine with my camera these days but I still have trouble making it do what I want.

My biggest niggle atm is the flippy out screen.
I only ever use it for menu settings or for Q menu changes. For everything else I use the viewfinder.

What I'd like to do is have the rear screen facing out but not on until I press Q or Menu for instance.
Sadly, every time I take my eye away from the viewfinder, the EVF switches off and the main screen comes on.

I can switch the flippy screen off in one of the menu tabs but then it never comes on regardless of button pressing.
Am I missing something or do I just have to live with this.

I wonder if a bit of duck tape over the sensor would do the job?
 
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I have the r not the r5, but have an option in the menu to assign which screen (lcd or evf) is on via a button. I use the button next to the one I use for BBF to switch them, when a button is assigned it disables the sensor.

Again, i found it flipping at odd times and very awkward when shooting video.

T
 
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Oooo! that's interesting.
Can you let me know where to find those options in the menu structure?

Thanks.
 
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Menu, SET UP4 (spanner icon page 4), display settings.

In that menu set display control to manual.


Then C.Fn4:OPERATION (camera icon page 4), customise buttons.

Assign a button any button you want to switch between VF/screen (make sure you set this the same for video and for stills, as muscle memory kicks in and you only want one button to remember!).

T
 
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