Posts Tagged ‘autofocus’

Thriftier Fifty: Yongnuo Has Cloned the Cheap Canon 50mm f/1.8 II to Make it Even Cheaper

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Back in September, we reported that Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo has expanded its cloned gear business to include copycat lenses, starting with the Canon 50mm f/1.4. Now a new clone has emerged: the super popular “thrifty fifty” Canon 50mm f/1.8 II (also known as the “nifty fifty” and “plastic fantastic”).
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Video: How to Properly Fine Tune Autofocus on Your DSLR Through Micro-Adjustments

One pesky issue you may have run into with your DSLR is front-focusing or back-focusing, a problem that, in the past, required that you send your camera into a service center along with any troublesome lenses.

Thankfully, that’s not the case anymore. This problem can now be fixed with the help of microfiches adjustments, which almost all DSLRs have built into them now. And here to show us how to properly do just that is John Greengo in the above CreativeLive tutorial. Read more…

Can Your DSLR Nail Focus on a Flying Dragonfly? The Canon 7D Mark II Can

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We’ve seen one video demonstration of the Canon 7D Mark II’s impressive AutoFocus system, and we’ve heard the amazing specs, but it’s a picture of a dragonfly that really drove home the point, for us, of how good this system is at locking focus on a moving subject. Read more…

Through the Viewfinder Video Shows Off the Canon 7D Mark II’s Lightning-Quick AutoFocus

The Canon 7D Mark II is an enigma. One day we’re hearing about how its weather sealing is second to none, the next about how the sensor’s performance at base and low ISO is on par with Nikon… 5 years ago, and now we swing back to the other side of the spectrum with this impressive demonstration of the camera’s lightning quick AF system. Read more…

Here’s a Glimpse at How Sony’s New ‘4D’ Autofocus Technology Looks and Feels

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At Photokina 2014, Sony is a showing off its new autofocus technology called “4D Focus.” It’s an AF system that blankets the scene with a wide coverage area and can rapidly focus on subjects while predicting their movements over time.
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Apple Patents Fascinating ‘Artificial Muscle’ Tech for Controlling a Camera Lens

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According to a newly-published patent from Apple, the tech giant is looking to flex its muscles in the world of smartphone camera technology… quite literally. Read more…

4 Mirrorless Cameras Battle the Nikon D4s in an AutoFocus Shootout

TheCameraStoreTV released this very timely video yesterday in which they putting the autofocus systems of four separate mirrorless cameras — the Fuji X-T1, Sony a6000, Olympus OMD E-M1 and Panasonic GH4 — to the test against the mighty Nikon D4S.

Each of these cameras have claimed at some point or another in their marketing that they indeed have the fastest autofocus, so The Camera Store’s goal was to see which one could rise above the pack. Read more…

Sony’s a77 II Has Arrived, and It’s Packing an AF Sensor Worth Drooling Over

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Since the last A-Mount Sony came out with, we’ve seen the a7, the a7R, the a7S, the a3000, the a5000, the a6000 and the a3500. But don’t let the names fool you, not a single one of those was actually an A-Mount. This has led many to wonder if Sony had given up on the A-Mount.

Well, today those people have their answer in the form of the a77 II — in other words, a resounding “No.” Read more…

Samyang Says No AF Lenses on the Way, But Not Because They Don’t Want To

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Dicahub recently sat down with a Samyang Optics rep at the P&I Show 2014 to talk about future plans and help clear up some of the rumors that have been floating around about what the company has in store. Read more…

New Sigma 50mm Gets Full-Time MF, USB Dock Coming to Sony & Pentax Mounts

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In addition to actually announcing the much-praised 50mm f/1.4 Art lens last week, Sigma also revealed a useful unknown feature for the new 50, as well as some hardware updates for their entire glass line-up. Read more…