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Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2014, 09:29:00 AM »
Yeah I couldn't possible see how they could miss it. I think the 5D3 sensor is too old.

Yup!

I think that it is pretty safe to say that DPAF will be in the 5D Mark IV. Almost everything else about the sensor will remain the same %-)

As far as MP count goes, yes. But I do hope that there is technical improvement in sensor tech aside of dual pixel AF.
+1. Dual pixel AF is useless to stills photographers. Now, increased DR and lower noise at all ISOs on the other hand...  8)

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Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2014, 09:29:00 AM »

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Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2014, 09:54:01 AM »
Yeah I couldn't possible see how they could miss it. I think the 5D3 sensor is too old.

Yup!

I think that it is pretty safe to say that DPAF will be in the 5D Mark IV. Almost everything else about the sensor will remain the same %-)

As far as MP count goes, yes. But I do hope that there is technical improvement in sensor tech aside of dual pixel AF.
+1. Dual pixel AF is useless to stills photographers. Now, increased DR and lower noise at all ISOs on the other hand...  8)

Exactly! Canon have proven to all of us that nobody really cares about IQ :)

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Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2014, 02:59:54 PM »
+1. Dual pixel AF is useless to stills photographers.

No, it isn't.  It's useful for when you're holding the camera up over your head to shoot crowd shots while using live view mode.  It's also useful for when you're using a tablet to control a remote shooting setup.  Finally, it's useful when using extenders with slow lenses.

What you really mean is that DPAF is useless if you only shoot stills, use only Canon lenses with Canon extenders, and use only the optical viewfinder.

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Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2014, 03:14:47 PM »
Dual pixel AF is useless to stills photographers.

and somehow, we have yet to hear from a 70D owner who doesn't like it.....
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Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2014, 06:29:37 PM »
+1. Dual pixel AF is useless to stills photographers.

No, it isn't.  It's useful for when you're holding the camera up over your head to shoot crowd shots while using live view mode.  It's also useful for when you're using a tablet to control a remote shooting setup.  Finally, it's useful when using extenders with slow lenses.

What you really mean is that DPAF is useless if you only shoot stills, use only Canon lenses with Canon extenders, and use only the optical viewfinder.

Maybe if you take a small extract of the whole conversations and comment on this.
Nobody said it is a bad feature. But if that was the sole difference between 5D3 and 5D4 how many would they care to upgrade?

That was the case discussed...

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Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2014, 06:34:44 PM »
+1. Dual pixel AF is useless to stills photographers. Now, increased DR and lower noise at all ISOs on the other hand...  8)

I wouldn't say that. For those who primarily use the viewfinder, yes, this is true. However for those who primarily use live view, DPAF can be HUGE. Landscape photographers, macro photographers, possibly even astrophotographers. I can totally see DPAF being a big bonus for macro photographers...it could let them zero in on AF quickly, visually and accurately, then they can manually fine tune for focus stacking.
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Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2014, 12:37:21 AM »
I'd just like some focus aids with a firmware update.

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Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
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Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2014, 11:14:34 AM »
Waiting for the 7DII to have DPAF, 10 FPS and 18mp with better iso.
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Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2014, 12:41:11 PM »
Waiting for the 7DII to have DPAF, 10 FPS and 18mp with better iso.
Now, that's a reasonable request. Improved IQ, improved performance, improved AF... Not just improved Live View AF...

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Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2014, 08:43:03 AM »

It is an extra-cost option available for de C100


http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/news/c100_dual_pixel_cmos_af_upgrade.do?utm_source=newsletter_march_1_14&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter


I doubt it will be avaliable for 5D MK III like that. Not many would pay extra to use it for the 5D MKIII
It may come by default in the 5D MKIV

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Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2014, 02:25:41 PM »
It's not clear to me exactly what is being upgraded on the C100 to allow DPAF.

Is this simply a firmware update?
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Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2014, 06:13:27 PM »
Nothing about DPAF for the 1dx? Even if it's costly, it would still be worth it, and since it's already superb I have no intention of upgrading to a newer version.

If it's only firmware it seems a little "Canon" to have to pay loads for it ..
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Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2014, 07:57:01 PM »
I'm all for it though I suspect Canon will hold it over until the 5D4.
Yes this is the most obvious and likely scenario...the Canon marketing team will be hanging greedily onto Dual Pixel tech as a headline feature in a 5D4 which I have no doubt is still years away.

Who really knows? By the the time a 5D4 is announced we may be fondly remembering good old dual pixel tech as we embrace something even more advanced....ermmm, quad pixel tech anyone?  ::)

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Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2014, 07:57:01 PM »

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Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2014, 09:56:54 PM »
I wonder why did Canon introduce the EF 40mm STM in 2012 if it had no plans to introduce a FF camera with DPAF shortly after that?

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Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2014, 10:04:44 PM »
I wonder why did Canon introduce the EF 40mm STM in 2012 if it had no plans to introduce a FF camera with DPAF shortly after that?
Not quite making the connection there...care to enlighten?

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Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2014, 10:04:44 PM »