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-chrille-

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Canon 6D - grid lines in magnified live view?
« on: September 05, 2016, 01:52:57 pm »



Is it possible to get the grid lines in live view visible in magnified view?
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Re: Canon 6D - grid lines in magnified live view?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2016, 03:54:49 pm »

That's an interesting question. I don't know how to do it or if it can be done, because I am not photographing architecture (I use the camera gyro level for horizon-setting at 1x live view, then magnify). Try the manual?
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Re: Canon 6D - grid lines in magnified live view?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2016, 04:21:16 am »

No, nothing in the manual so I suppose it is not possible. Grid layer when magnified would be a helpful tool insteed of navigate and align lines on view with the border of the LCD monitor.
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Re: Canon 6D - grid lines in magnified live view?
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2016, 10:35:36 am »

Consider researching Magic Lantern software. It (final stable release) works well on older cameras - I have a friend who swears by it for his 60D. There's lots of options available, including focus peaking - maybe there's a magnified grid. http://www.magiclantern.fm/ The 6D forum thread http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=15088.425
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Re: Canon 6D - grid lines in magnified live view?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2016, 09:26:46 am »

Thanks for the input NancyP.

I know Magic Lantern can be used with overlays called "custom crop marks" but I think (have not tried myself!) it is not possible in magnified mode.

I would really like a grid like 6x4 in magnified mode. I find it really hard to compose architecture with tilt shift lens without aid in zoom mode. The grid used in 1x mode is not good enough.
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