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Canon 5D Mark II Magnification Display

by Ellen
(Phillipines)

Canon 5D M2 Magnifier Button

Canon 5D M2 Magnifier Button

"Hi I'm just wondering why my canon 5d MARK II display screen doesn't show the magnifying glass icon/setting underneath the magnifier whenever I view the images/ preview. Other canon dslr have it so im just curious if there's something's wrong with my settings. I attached the difference between mine and other canon dslr."

Hi Ellen,
Thanks for your question about the lack of a magnifying glass icon on the 5D Mark II in magnification mode.

Canon frequently makes small settings in the display options for various setting with each new camera they design. The 5D Mark II is no exception. I can't think of any reason why Canon would make it an optional setting to display the magnifying glass or not. To me, the small solid rectangle within the empty rectangle is sufficient display that you're in magnification mode.

My Canon 70D has the same magnification button and location as your 5D Mark II. There is also no magnifying glass icon displayed when I'm in magnified viewing mode, just the same solid rectangle within the empty rectangle.

I have the 5D Mark III. It's magnification button is on the left side and it does show the magnifying glass emblem when I'm in magnified viewing mode. Unlike the 70D and 5D Mark II, it's just an on/off switch. The degree of magnification is controlled by the flywheel on the 5D Mark III, rather than the separate buttons to decrease and increase the magnification as with the 5D Mark II.

Hope that helps.
Thanks again.

Bruce

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