Z 7II issue - not a problem with the camera, but a problem none the less


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Like a lot of males, I have common red/green color blindness. I have no problem identifying colors but, in some circumstances, it's hard for me to see contrasts between reds/greens/browns.

I stopped today to take a couple of photos of a favorite place. When I looked through the viewfinder, I couldn't see the little red AF square anywhere in the frame. I kept hitting the joystick button to center it but it didn't seem to be working. I partial-pressed the shutter button and when the little red square turned green, I could suddenly see it. It turns out the red square was there all the time; I just couldn't see it against the green colors of that particular background.

I sure hope this doesn't become an on-going issue!

I had already adjusted my focus-peaking menu so that the in-focus areas show as blue. I can see blue very easily. But with some of the AF views, it seems the very thin red square can evade me. I wish I could change the colors of those screen features.

BF Hammer

Senior Member
This seems like such a firmware fix waiting to happen. You are among 10% of the male population, which is significant enough that it ought to be addressed.

Bourbon Neat

Senior Member
What focus box? Yeah it is mostly invisible even when ya know it's right there in the center if using single point. @desmobob about color vision deficiency; my issue is post-processing in that regard. Sometime it goes well enough and other times just crappy as can be. I was so frustrated.

Funny as heck about aging, I forgot all of that from years ago and began the photography hobby recently. Laugh is on me. How are things going for you? If ya need a spare body, I will be parting with this fine equipment I recently purchased, A7II, FTXII and 24-120 F/4 lens. On the up side, did my part to keep the economy going.