Face detect is not limited to One shot or single shot.It's limited to single shot not continuous eye detect AF. With kids, it's spray and pray if they are running to get the best expression. I can think of scenarios that's useful for wedding works. If you are satisfy with the way things are, you don't need this. No need to explain to me who used this close to a month. It doesn't need my need yet.
I only need 7 FPS at most for my style of shoot, but I know plenty of sport photographer than want 1DXII FPS to shoot sport. Should I tell them why they need more than 7 FPS?
I've been thru firmware updates for my cameras for almost 20 years. I have learned not to expect major changes. The biggest one was for my 7D, and it really never added anything I needed.
Moving the AF point on the R with the touchscreen is far faster than any joystick.
I wouldn't count on it :/ The fact is, DPAF is great, but that and also updating the EVF image means moving a lot of data from the sensor and processing it. I expect it takes an eventual dual-processor R body to get a faster burst rate with Servo AF.
Actually, the 1 series (at least the last two iterations, the 1dx and the mark II) have had *3* processors.
You don't have to take my word for it. Just check out a bunch of YouTube videos regarding Canon eyeAF. I'm just sharing my experience vs my brief experience with Sony A7III, A9, and A7RIII.
It isn't about what YOU and I can do. This is about technology making things easier for us to concentrate on photographic process.
It's silly to say you can do this and that so you don't need this feature. It's same argument for AF lens vs manual lens, TTL vs manual, Sony's eyeAF vs Canon AF.
If you think you don't think you don't need it, move along. You don't need to convince me. My experience of Canon eyeAF is there are huge room for improvement and it's trailed behind Sony's eyeAF just like Sony is trailing behind Canon's DPAF.
I'll take advantage whatever technology offer to me for my NEED.
Well, you don't describe what you tried already, but did you check pages 397 and 398 from the user guide? Specifically page 398 tells you how to hide the electronic level, maybe you accidentally switched it off?Can any one help me as to why I cannot get the level to show on my screen?
It's the only problem I have.
Is there any R owner who is strongly left eye dominant and like / must use left eye while using viewfinder? How is touchscreen AF comfortable in that case? Aren't you touching touchscreen with your nose exactly at the place where are you supposed selecting AF points?
Question - and I don't mean to be troll, I'm seriously interested.
Since we have winter season, many R owners should already have opportunity to use their cameras when temperatures outsides are a lot bellow 0C/32F. So how good / fast is selecting AF point on R when you wear gloves?
Edit: And when we come to these weird questions. Is there any R owner who is strongly left eye dominant and like / must use left eye while using viewfinder? How is touchscreen AF comfortable in that case? Aren't you touching touchscreen with your nose exactly at the place where are you supposed selecting AF points?
You must have had a bad day or why are you so angry on me ? I never questioned that Sony'S Eye-AF may be better than someone else's Eye-AF - i just never use it. And what would do a great Eye AF on a Sony for me if i had to use a body with terrible ergonomics ? I'm a professional child photographer by the way - earning 80% of my money from doing child photography - about 1000 kids per year. Never had to use eye AF - that's all i wanted to say - eye AF in general (no matter which camera brand) is overrated. I can only smile about the " i can concentrate on other things in photography if usinge Eye AF."
Today my colleague tried my EOS R and he (is left handed and) has a dominant left eye. And you guessed right, he kept changing the AF-point with his nose. Very annoying. But then we changed the settings in such a way that he should use the left-hand side of the screen to select the AF-point. Then he repositioned his left hand in such a way that he could use his left thumb for selecting the AF-point. It took some learning time, but after a while this was just as easy for him as it had been for me, using my right thumb.
Depending on the size of your face/nose, your nose will always touch the same position on the screen. In the settings you can choose various areas of the screen so you can always find a range that doesn't interfere with your nose.
Thanks, that's what I was afraid of. While changing the settings seems reasonable workaround and in many cases it will work it will cause troubles while handling zoom lenses or heavier lenses where the left hand simply needs to be elsewhere.