Face Detection AF in DP3

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Scott Greiff
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Face Detection AF in DP3
Jan 9, 2013

I know this isn't a big deal for some, but I hadn't realized that Sigma included face detection AF in the DP3 Merrill.  Very cool.

I'm hopeful they can add this to the other DP cameras at some point.  

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In reply to Scott Greiff, Jan 9, 2013

Interesting point! Thanks for highlighting this!

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Scott Greiff wrote:

I know this isn't a big deal for some, but I hadn't realized that Sigma included face detection AF in the DP3 Merrill. Very cool.

I'm hopeful they can add this to the other DP cameras at some point.

-Scott

Yeah, I saw this, and I hope that it's a feature in the firmware that the dp2m and dp1m can get in the not-so-distant future.

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In reply to mmr, Jan 9, 2013

mmr wrote:

Scott Greiff wrote:

I know this isn't a big deal for some, but I hadn't realized that Sigma included face detection AF in the DP3 Merrill. Very cool.

I'm hopeful they can add this to the other DP cameras at some point.

-Scott

Yeah, I saw this, and I hope that it's a feature in the firmware that the dp2m and dp1m can get in the not-so-distant future.

I just saw that too I guess as the DP3 is for portraits (and more) that they added this. But it looks like it is only a firmware difference and that one should be able to also add it to DP2M and DP1M through updated firmware some time in February/March.

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In reply to Scott Greiff, Jan 9, 2013

I'm disappointed that there is no 'pet detection'

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MrBlissfly wrote:

I'm disappointed that there is no 'pet detection'

Yep... And where's the 'flower', 'fireworks' and 'still life' detection?

But seriously -- if 'face detection' helps you focus on the eyes, then it could be a useful feature.

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In reply to Scott Greiff, Jan 10, 2013

Scott Greiff wrote:

I know this isn't a big deal for some, but I hadn't realized that Sigma included face detection AF in the DP3 Merrill. Very cool.

I'll see if that feature is active on the floor model tomorrow, I had no idea it did that either...

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In reply to Scott Greiff, Jan 10, 2013

No respectable Sigma user should need or use such gimmick!

Just teasing,

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In reply to Kendall Helmstetter Gelner, Jan 11, 2013

Kendall Helmstetter Gelner wrote:

Scott Greiff wrote:

I know this isn't a big deal for some, but I hadn't realized that Sigma included face detection AF in the DP3 Merrill. Very cool.

I'll see if that feature is active on the floor model tomorrow, I had no idea it did that either...

I see that there also is a C AF-mode.. Any idea what that is?

Macro, portrait?, limited and C AF mode? What is the C mode?

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