Firmware 3.40 issues

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sirhawkeye64 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,972
Re: Firmware 3.40 issues

Verto wrote:

I have some unfortunate news about the new firmware to report. I've tested it twice in a professional setting and the hit rate is at least 2 times worse than before. I'm basically getting twice the amount of out of focus shots than before. This is strictly speaking of face and eye detect. I was initially very excited as the tracking speed on the screen is much faster and the face and eye track from farther away, but the hit rate is worse. This was tested with stationary subjects as well as moving. The camera would just focus on the background. I used the same settings and lens before and after the firmware. The 50mm 1.8 and the 24-200mm. I wish I could go back to the previous firmware. Has anyone else had similar results in real world shoots?

I think you can go back to the previous firmware (if you need a copy of it I might have a copy if you need it, but it's at your own risk -- I've never reverted back to a previous firmware version).

Do you notice the slowness more on one lens than the other?  I could see where the 24-200 might make the camera hunt more because of it's slower aperture and possibly slower focus in general.

Could you perhaps post a picture of your setup?  It almost sounds like there isn't enough contrast for the camera to tell where the subject is if they are moving around, OR if they turn away briefly, the camera can't tell the difference between their head and the background due to low contrast or otherwise the scene just being too dark.

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