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Eye Controlled Focus...

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Eye Controlled Focus...
Oct 21, 2010

Does anybody here remember the Elan series from the film days (EOS50/30).

I had one like this, with eye controlled focus. It was, IMHO, one of the best features ever. Rather than selecting a point with the joystick, u could simply look on the object u want to focus on, and it would select the AF points there...

Does anybody know why Canon killed this feature? I found it to be superb... and I miss it greatly.

I thought the reason was accuracy with more AF points, but looking at some old specs, the Elan 7 already had 7 focus points, not so far from the 9 populating most of Canon's crop DSLRs now...

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