Author Topic: Blue print light on Canon 5DII  (Read 2332 times)

sacentre

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Blue print light on Canon 5DII
« on: September 17, 2012, 03:30:41 PM »
Sorry if this is a dumb question

With ML loaded, and HDR Bracketing on, the blue print light comes on when I press the shutter and always flashes once in sync with the CF card access light when I switch off.  Can anyone tell what this signifies?

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Trevor

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Re: Blue print light on Canon 5DII
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 07:01:32 PM »
The shutdown blink tellls you when you can pull the card off safely (i.e. after it stopped blinking). It's a feature to avoid bricks
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Re: Blue print light on Canon 5DII
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 07:58:12 PM »
I get both re and blue on shutdown which is ok. I just wondered why I get blue on HDR when I press the shutter

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Re: Blue print light on Canon 5DII
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 08:02:27 PM »
It's just a reminder that something a little more unusual is going on.

For HDR, that's temporarily switching to 2-second timer (or just a reminder that HDR is on).