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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #45 on: May 26, 2013, 01:12:01 AM »
Just got the info from my sooper-sekrit stooges inside Canon World HQ. The new technology of the new AF will be ...

wait for it

wait for it

A TAPE MEASURE

The tape measure will be duct taped to the exterior of the 7D MkII and will use a proprietary rubberband focus transfer assembly rotate the focus ring in sync with the tape measure. Pricing of the rubberbands focus transfer assemblies will be $25 for consumer lenses and $300-$1000 for L lenses.

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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #45 on: May 26, 2013, 01:12:01 AM »

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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #46 on: May 26, 2013, 02:05:30 AM »
Canon need an AF tech that works well with the mirror up. This will enable better video, liveview and mirrorless designs including facilitating an EVF screen.
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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #47 on: May 26, 2013, 03:26:38 AM »
Deep Space Light
Dark Matter Illumination
Dark Night Luminosity

Whatever name they use, it is just more convergence between traditional AF points and on-sensor points.  The benefits will be most noticeable during low light, as the camera will be able to amplify the signal from the sensor to achieve accurate autofocus, but you won't need to be in live view mode. 

Canon's decison to go with pellicle mirrors going forward, is going to allow for a lot of cool things like this.  But, then, if you think a small thing like that is cool, wait until you see the 7Dii's hybrid viewfinder.
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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #48 on: May 26, 2013, 06:15:42 AM »
If it is truly new, expect them to take a few years to field test it and work out the bugs.     :P

I am concerned this will be like eye control, which sort of worked, but never was 100%

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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #49 on: May 26, 2013, 06:54:03 AM »
It has happened in the past that things were marketed as brand-new but actually turned out to be minor tweaks.

We'll see...


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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #50 on: May 26, 2013, 07:43:11 AM »
It has happened in the past that things were marketed as brand-new but actually turned out to be minor tweaks.

We'll see...

Albi86, that sounds terribly cynical.  Canon would never over hype market/mislead its loyal customers! Never!! Perhaps you are one of the nay sayers that believe the T5i was not a long awaited, major leap forward in the Rebel line(I mean the mode dial goes ALL the way around now!!!)?
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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #51 on: May 26, 2013, 09:01:27 AM »
I hope this is a classic Canon announcement and it isn't really "new", just so it will be eye control. I doubt it though.

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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #51 on: May 26, 2013, 09:01:27 AM »

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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #52 on: May 26, 2013, 12:38:26 PM »
Does not Canon submit AF patents like they do for the lenses?

If this is even close (like half way) to what the 5DMk3 and the 1DX focus system... just close... it should be a winner.  If I pray and cross my fingers, they might put it in the 7DMk2 as well.  I'm really lusting after a better focusing system than the 60D and the Rebel XS.
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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #53 on: May 26, 2013, 12:41:30 PM »
Based on the past the 70D would be the right level to introduce this feature ...

Eye-control for nine AF points? Let's not be silly.
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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #54 on: May 26, 2013, 02:18:35 PM »
Am I the only who's hoping for an ultra sensitive center point similar to the 6D AND all cross type outer points? ;)
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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #55 on: May 26, 2013, 08:02:34 PM »
its gonna follow on from the "NEW" sensor tech they trotted out withthe 650D
so its gonna be a whole "NEW" 9 pt AF  ::)

Amazing!
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however if it was 9 points with a broader spread and all double X type with 4 pts on each of the rule of thirds intersects I would find this AF drool worthy
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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #56 on: May 26, 2013, 09:07:29 PM »
I suppose we should be thinking that this is simply "new" and not "better". I mean, wouldn't it be in the 5D3 and 1DX if it was the latest amazing break-thru?


Also, Canon wouldn't risk upsetting the xxD fan-base with something too revolutionary.




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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #57 on: May 26, 2013, 10:20:36 PM »
the latest and greatest is in the latest cameras, regardless of their market segment, and, what wickidwombat said.

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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #57 on: May 26, 2013, 10:20:36 PM »

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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #58 on: May 26, 2013, 10:22:06 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.

Sounds a bit like the Canon flash system.

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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #59 on: May 26, 2013, 11:07:41 PM »
D = { Dynamic, Dual, Digital }

Which one? Don't know... other words? No clues.


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Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« Reply #59 on: May 26, 2013, 11:07:41 PM »