Autofocus Confusion with an M50

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Klavierspielender Junior Member • Posts: 28
Autofocus Confusion with an M50

Hi folks

as a hobby photographer and being relatively new to the Canon M system I am a little bit confused about the auto focus methods.

Is there a way to have Face/Eye-Detection at Spot AF mode on the M50 ? Or tracking mode without AF-roulette in the beginning (for example, initial Spot AF for setting tracking object like my GRII does)?

If not, is there any Canon M body which is able to do this? Or even the EOS RP?

Either I do not understand the camera systems logic or Canon has artificially dulled the functions.

Thanks a lot in advance!

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axlotl Senior Member • Posts: 2,099
Re: Autofocus Confusion with an M50

Klavierspielender wrote:

Hi folks

as a hobby photographer and being relatively new to the Canon M system I am a little bit confused about the auto focus methods.

Is there a way to have Face/Eye-Detection at Spot AF mode on the M50 ? Or tracking mode without AF-roulette in the beginning (for example, initial Spot AF for setting tracking object like my GRII does)?

If not, is there any Canon M body which is able to do this? Or even the EOS RP?

Either I do not understand the camera systems logic or Canon has artificially dulled the functions.

Thanks a lot in advance!

Hi, The M50 has face detect but not eye detect.

In AF Method set Face detect+Tracking.

Touch the screen to tell the camera where you want it to start tracking. Works with monitor view or EVF view.

Andrew

yehudakgtbnet Senior Member • Posts: 2,063
All I can say is that I own 2xM50 and love them very much.

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Advi
Advi Regular Member • Posts: 272
Re: Autofocus Confusion with an M50
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Klavierspielender wrote:

Is there a way to have Face/Eye-Detection at Spot AF mode on the M50 ?

M50 does have eye detection for 1 shot AF. But does not have eye detection in Servo mode.

If you choose face or eye detection, the camera will expose for the face selected.

If you choose Spot AF, the camera will expose for the point selected.

So, it is not possible to pick both. You will have to choose where to expose and focus.

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axlotl Senior Member • Posts: 2,099
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Advi wrote:

Klavierspielender wrote:

Is there a way to have Face/Eye-Detection at Spot AF mode on the M50 ?

M50 does have eye detection for 1 shot AF. But does not have eye detection in Servo mode.

If you choose face or eye detection, the camera will expose for the face selected.

If you choose Spot AF, the camera will expose for the point selected.

So, it is not possible to pick both. You will have to choose where to expose and focus.

Yes, apologies for the misinformation in my original post. The M50 does have eye detect for single shot photos. Slight brain slippage there.

Andrew

OP Klavierspielender Junior Member • Posts: 28
Re: Autofocus Confusion with an M50

Thanks for all the helpful replies!

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Jayson A New Member • Posts: 9
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The M50 mark II does have eye detect in servo mode now.

Icagel Forum Member • Posts: 59
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Klavierspielender wrote:

Hi folks

as a hobby photographer and being relatively new to the Canon M system I am a little bit confused about the auto focus methods.

Is there a way to have Face/Eye-Detection at Spot AF mode on the M50 ? Or tracking mode without AF-roulette in the beginning (for example, initial Spot AF for setting tracking object like my GRII does)?

If not, is there any Canon M body which is able to do this? Or even the EOS RP?

Either I do not understand the camera systems logic or Canon has artificially dulled the functions.

Thanks a lot in advance!

As I understand, you are looking for this feature: https://youtu.be/T3g-xP9Bz0k?t=221

Not sure m50 has but m6 mk 2 has.

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Icagel Forum Member • Posts: 59
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Icagel wrote:

As I understand, you are looking for this feature: https://youtu.be/T3g-xP9Bz0k?t=221

Not sure m50 has but m6 mk 2 has.

Sorry, wrong  link. 3.41 minute on video.

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OP Klavierspielender Junior Member • Posts: 28
Re: Autofocus Confusion with an M50
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axlotl wrote:

Klavierspielender wrote:

Hi folks

as a hobby photographer and being relatively new to the Canon M system I am a little bit confused about the auto focus methods.

Is there a way to have Face/Eye-Detection at Spot AF mode on the M50 ? Or tracking mode without AF-roulette in the beginning (for example, initial Spot AF for setting tracking object like my GRII does)?

If not, is there any Canon M body which is able to do this? Or even the EOS RP?

Either I do not understand the camera systems logic or Canon has artificially dulled the functions.

Thanks a lot in advance!

Hi, The M50 has face detect but not eye detect.

In AF Method set Face detect+Tracking.

Touch the screen to tell the camera where you want it to start tracking. Works with monitor view or EVF view.

Andrew

Brilliant! Exactly what my really old GR is capable of and I missed with the M50. A pity, that Canon crippled obviously the M50 in this regard ;(

They're really pushing the customer to their R System. But it will never be as compact as the M-System..

Would love an M6 mark II with build in EVF like M50/M5. Or a massive firmware update for the M50 with all these "pro" features.

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GinaRothfels Regular Member • Posts: 207
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Klavierspielender wrote:

They're really pushing the customer to their R System. But it will never be as compact as the M-System..

Would love an M6 mark II with build in EVF like M50/M5. Or a massive firmware update for the M50 with all these "pro" features.

I waited a long time for that - M5 Mark II - but no luck. Eventually I was forced to buy the M50 but I really want better autofocus.

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