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    Posted: 31 March 2019 at 17:57
What happens when you change this setting on your camera?

I just tried changing it with Sony 2,8/35mm lens on an A7RII in AF-C wide area focus mode. But when I turn Disp. cont. AF area to ON or OFF setting I see no difference in the display: both ON and OFF do display the green box(es) showing the focus area in focus.

This is not a problem, as I do want to see the green boxes so I know what is in focus. But I am curious about why the display of the boxes doesn't disappear when this setting is switched OFF. Same in video (manual) mode and stills M mode.

I did double check to be sure the focus area is set to wide and AF-C Continous autofocus. But maybe there is some other setting that also effects this?

Here is the relevant section from the camera help guide:

Disp. cont. AF area You can set whether or not to display the area that is in focus when [Focus Area] is set to [Wide] or [Zone], in [Continuous AF] mode. 1.     MENU → (Custom Settings) → [Disp. cont. AF area] → desired setting. Menu item details On: Displays the focus area that is in focus. Off: Does not display the focus area that is in focus. Note      When [Focus Area] is
, [Flexible Spot] or [Expand Flexible Spot], the frames in the focus area that is in focus turn green, regardless of the [Disp. cont. AF area] settings.      When an A-mount lens and a Mount Adaptor (LA-EA1/LA-EA3) (sold separately) are mounted on the camera and [ AF System] is set to [Phase Detection AF], [Disp. cont. AF area] is always turned on regardless of the [Focus Area] settings.

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