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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2013, 09:06:01 AM »
Vague indeed. I would not read "new" to mean revolutionary, game-changing, etc. without a lot more info. Could just be a new arrangement of af points and a make 6 processor.
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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2013, 09:06:01 AM »

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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2013, 09:16:30 AM »
... a new type of autofocus technology.

Genuinely new or just new for Canon?



what kind of AF (usefull for a DSLR) has canon not used but other DSLR makers have?

Pellicle mirror.

that´s just a semi-transparent mirror and canon has used that in the 60s for metering and later (look at my name ) for focusing.

You mention DSLRs. Did they have DSLRs in the 60s?   ::)

Canon has no problem calling a tiny incremental change "new".  The SL1 has an "all new image sensor" because they expanded the area containing phase AF sensors.
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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2013, 09:22:04 AM »
If it is good video focus, I AM HAPPY.
If it is overall better focus technology, I AM HAPPY.
If it is a good 'eye focus', I AM HAPPY.

There is all reasons to be happy about this announcement. Unless of course, it is a 'tiny increment' to an existing technology which is not noticeable in everyday shooting.

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« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2013, 09:36:34 AM »
What is the implication? New things from Canon can have poor performance, just like EOS-M.

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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2013, 10:04:17 AM »
Some new AF technologies are in prototypes.

There is a new hybrid AF (a combination of phase and contrast af) and a new AF for video making out for testing.

I thought Fuji & Sony are using this AF on their mirrorless
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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2013, 10:09:40 AM »
... a new type of autofocus technology.

Genuinely new or just new for Canon?



what kind of AF (usefull for a DSLR) has canon not used but other DSLR makers have?

Pellicle mirror.

that´s just a semi-transparent mirror and canon has used that in the 60s for metering and later (look at my name ) for focusing.

You mention DSLRs. Did they have DSLRs in the 60s?   ::)


nitpicking.... and it´s still phase AF.
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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2013, 11:46:13 AM »
I had a Canon A2e back in the days. The eye-AF worked pretty well. Never understood why they didn't bring it back again.  But yeah, that's nothing new, I doubt that's it...

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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
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« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2013, 11:46:36 AM »
I am sure the only new thing in AF could be a (again) better  video AF mode.

This is where improvements needs to be made (and were made recently) , AF in picture mode is already existing and topnotch so it will not be that for sure

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« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2013, 11:48:54 AM »
Funny how I see the most futuristic idea's for a new autofocus here :)

You must be joking (or wishfull thinking) since we all know Canon does not come up with very suprising things ever

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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2013, 12:02:16 PM »
What makes the most sense is developing new video AF technology.  The current implementation is not much better than a drunkard trying to focus at 3a.m. as seen on the SL1 and T4i and later.  Canon has introduced a bunch of STM lenses that are not good for anything if the video AF does not work as well.  There is no benefit to STM technology if it cannot be implemented well with a decent video AF solution.  There is currently not a demanding need for picture AF as there is for video.  It makes no sense to introduce a mirrorless camera with the same crappy video AF technology.

My prediction is that in July this technology will be seen in the new mirrorless camera that is due around that time as well so they can move more of their STM lenses.  further reason not to buy a SL1 or Ti5 right now. 

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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2013, 12:04:11 PM »
D-U-A-L AF... some sort of stereo solution for depth detection?

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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2013, 12:33:35 PM »
D-U-A-L AF... some sort of stereo solution for depth detection?

D-U-A-L AF, phase and contrast at the same time?
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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2013, 12:47:48 PM »
I heard it's six times faster in the Eos M
Now... wow, can't believe Canon went all MF...
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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
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« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2013, 01:37:03 PM »
Guess its something new for liveview/mirrorless cuz such Focussing is really really slow still compared to using the viewfinder

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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2013, 01:52:07 PM »
The camera can read your mind remotely even when not looking through the viewfinder and know which part of the scene you want it to focus on. Hmmm...can't think of the acronym that'd fit.
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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
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