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Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« on: July 14, 2013, 09:27:06 AM »
How Quick: Canon EOS M Autofocus (Firmware 2.0.2.)

Olympus is the fastest at .17s

Canon & Fuji X100S are next at .4s

In their test Canon behaved oddly by the camera would think it was focused when it wasn't - only on tripod. They used the 22mm lens without IS so I don't know what happened there.

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Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
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Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2013, 11:59:50 AM »
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If he gets any more childish, Hollywood will surely come calling.

He could be in one of those 'Dumb & Dumber' movies I hear about.
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2013, 01:42:55 PM »
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If he gets any more childish, Hollywood will surely come calling.

He could be in one of those 'Dumb & Dumber' movies I hear about.

What about the video is childish? Humor?
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Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2013, 02:07:52 PM »
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If he gets any more childish, Hollywood will surely come calling.

He could be in one of those 'Dumb & Dumber' movies I hear about.

What about the video is childish? Humor?

I like this! Childish schmildish it is funny and informative...bravo.
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Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2013, 02:22:55 PM »
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If he gets any more childish, Hollywood will surely come calling.

He could be in one of those 'Dumb & Dumber' movies I hear about.

What about the video is childish? Humor?

I like this! Childish schmildish it is funny and informative...bravo.


I agree.. I suspect some think it's childish because Kai isnt a Canon fanboy.  I think its hilarious, and at the same time they conduct their own tests and give you the POV as if you're there rather than reciting product info and taking screenshots of a test paper that could be biased in an infinite amount of ways by the reviewer who no doubt has at least SOME brand bias...  I think it's smart to be personable and entertaining if you're doing a 10+ minute long video. That's how their following is so big!  Or maybe illuminati....
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Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2013, 02:40:15 PM »
Kai is particularly foul-mouthed with this one, (which I don't mind..makes me laugh), but he does have his facts straight no matter how he delivers them...and he reinforced my choice in a complementary mirrorless camera system to my FF kit...Canon entered the foray last and missed, even knowing all the players and what they were holding in their hand. Hence the "sell-off".  Perhaps the M2 or M3 will hit the mark, with better focusing specs AND at least the option of a VF....
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Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2013, 02:58:08 PM »
Why I bought M:
1. $299 - for crop sensor + 22mm f2 prime. Can't beat that
2. Will be used for still shooting

Don't expect too much from $299 camera. Faster focus will be in next version(s). Start your saving NOW, you looking @ $1300-$1500ish.
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Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2013, 03:23:00 PM »
Why I bought M:
1. $299 - for crop sensor + 22mm f2 prime. Can't beat that
2. Will be used for still shooting

Don't expect too much from $299 camera. Faster focus will be in next version(s). Start your saving NOW, you looking @ $1300-$1500ish.

Considering the current offering retails for $599 WITH kit lens, I highly doubt a mark II (when/if it's released) would cost more than double. Expect a $800-$1000 price range.

It's a good camera, but it could have been great. For $299 though, one really can't complain...or so you'd think ::)
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Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2013, 03:45:15 PM »

I like this! Childish schmildish it is funny and informative...bravo.

I almost missed the "Extra DVD" past the official end of video.  It's hilarious especially the "Can Canon AF beat exploding champagne" bit, and the conclusion was informative:  "Canon's AF speed is adequate for everyday situations." 

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Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2013, 06:34:03 PM »
Why I bought M:
1. $299 - for crop sensor + 22mm f2 prime. Can't beat that
2. Will be used for still shooting

Don't expect too much from $299 camera. Faster focus will be in next version(s). Start your saving NOW, you looking @ $1300-$1500ish.

True... plus this video is only about AF.  I think if all cameras were compared side by side and reviews on all of their features and lenses, the Canon wouldn't look nearly as bad—especially if the current prices are factored.  Although I have to admit the video makes me feel a LITTLE better about missing the $299 deal! lol.
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Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2013, 08:14:11 PM »
What about the video is childish? Humor?

I thought it was funny, but I wasn't laughing with him.

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Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2013, 08:21:29 PM »
but he does have his facts straight no matter how he delivers them...

No he doesn't. There are plenty of firmware 2 AF test videos online where the camera does not behave that way, including a set of videos linked by canonrumors.com when the firmware was released. He couldn't spent 5 minutes investigating the results of others, or his camera body for malfunction, or his test setup for human error. He was too busy working on his lines to come off as an edgy child.

If somebody gets better results then you do while testing a piece of equipment, then it's time to stop blaming the equipment and start looking for differences. That's how an adult reviewer works.

He's as bad as Ken Rockwell can be at times.

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Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2013, 08:41:22 PM »
but he does have his facts straight no matter how he delivers them...

No he doesn't. There are plenty of firmware 2 AF test videos online where the camera does not behave that way, including a set of videos linked by canonrumors.com when the firmware was released. He couldn't spent 5 minutes investigating the results of others, or his camera body for malfunction, or his test setup for human error. He was too busy working on his lines to come off as an edgy child.

If somebody gets better results then you do while testing a piece of equipment, then it's time to stop blaming the equipment and start looking for differences. That's how an adult reviewer works.

He's as bad as Ken Rockwell can be at times.

The order of fastest focus speed was and is correct:
1. Olympus
2. Fuji
3. Canon
Professionally delivered...well no...but I don't think anyone...(including Digital Rev)..is going to argue that...
There are always PLENTY of pixel-peeping reviews for all things photographic for all to rely on for your
need for high-tech info...but the Kai reviews claim to be nothing more than what they are...somewhat entertaining...somewhat informative...certainly not all serious...the stodgy need not apply, that's OK...the rest of us can all have a laugh and perhaps learn something as well! When my photos are approached in that manner...I usually have a better time of it as well! :-)
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Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2013, 08:41:22 PM »

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Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2013, 09:21:46 PM »
but he does have his facts straight no matter how he delivers them...

No he doesn't. There are plenty of firmware 2 AF test videos online where the camera does not behave that way, including a set of videos linked by canonrumors.com when the firmware was released. He couldn't spent 5 minutes investigating the results of others, or his camera body for malfunction, or his test setup for human error. He was too busy working on his lines to come off as an edgy child.

If somebody gets better results then you do while testing a piece of equipment, then it's time to stop blaming the equipment and start looking for differences. That's how an adult reviewer works.

He's as bad as Ken Rockwell can be at times.

I don't understand your hostility, you can clearly see his testing procedure whilst he was doing it. Just because his isolated incident doesn't fall in line with the videos you've seen, that doesn't mean his findings were any less valid. Would you rather he lied and said it functioned flawlessly without any hiccups? Sure, that might make you feel more validated about your purchase, but that wouldn't benefit potential consumers in making an informed decision.
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Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2013, 09:25:05 PM »
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Probably on sale soon!

Haha, that cracked me up. He was spot on with that prediction!! US$299 anyone?!  ;D
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