The OM System OM-1 promises X-type PDAF and unprecedented burst speeds. Is it enough to shoot a professional rugby match? At night? As Richard Butler discovered, the OM-1 may be a rookie, but it has a good range of skills and can mix it up with the big boys.
Articles tagged "autofocus"
Yongnuo releases $350 85mm F1.8 autofocus lens for Nikon Z-mount cameras, but it's limited to China for now
lens newsMar 14, 2022 at 14:07
This portrait prime looks to offer decent image quality considering the price point, but as it stands the lens isn't available to purchase outside of China.
lens newsJan 28, 2022 at 18:38
The new AF 135mm F1.8 FE lens is set to ship in March 2022 for an MSRP of $999.
Dec 16, 2021 at 18:46
Stephen Dowling, founder of Kosmo Foto, has shared a video highlighting five different 35mm autofocus point-and-shoot cameras that you can still pick up online for under $100 or so.
lens newsNov 9, 2021 at 17:12
The lens marks Viltrox's first AF lens for Canon's lineup of RF mount mirrorless cameras.
lens newsAug 31, 2021 at 16:00
In 1981, Canon introduced its first and only autofocus lens for the FD system, the 35-70mm F4 AF. It's a fascinating lens, and YouTuber Kai W has gone hands-on with it on a Sony A1 to see if the archaic AF lens still works in 2021.
lens newsJul 5, 2021 at 15:05
The YN 85mm F1.8R DF DSM lens offers autofocus and a special control ring at a relatively affordable price point.
OmniVision’s new 50MP OV50A smartphone sensor promises ‘DSLR level’ phase detection autofocus performance
Feb 16, 2021 at 20:09
OmniVision’s new 50MP OV50A smartphone image sensor uses ‘Quad Pixel’ phase detection autofocus, which OmniVision claims offers ‘DSLR-like’ performance for both stills and video.
MonsterAdapter’s new LA-FE1 adds AF support to Nikon AF-I, AF-P and AF-S lenses on select Sony cameras
Feb 14, 2021 at 19:51
The LA-FE1 makes it possible to use Sony’s latest AF technology, including Eye-AF, with Sony AF-I, AF-P and AF-S lenses.
videoDec 26, 2020 at 14:00
Did Santa leave a new Sony camera in your Christmas stocking? If so, your first step should be to enable Sony's 'real-time' autofocus tracking. In this video, we show you how to set up this useful feature.
Dec 22, 2020 at 14:40
The adapter, which offers full support for Nikon’s phase-detection autofocus system, is technically a Leica M mount to Nikon Z mount autofocus adapter, but since you can stack other adapters on top, the options are almost limitless.
videoMar 14, 2020 at 07:00
New lenses are getting better than ever, but sometimes it feels like prices are rising to stratospheric levels. Chris and Jordan share their picks for the best budget lenses for Canon APS-C DSLRs.
videoMar 11, 2020 at 14:00
Nikon's firmware 3.0 update for the Z6 and Z7 includes AF improvements designed to replicate its class-leading 3D-tracking mode for DSLRs. We put it to the test to see how well it works.
lens newsJan 16, 2020 at 21:14
The TZC-01 will work with over 60 EF-mount lenses from Canon, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and Zeiss.
Jan 15, 2020 at 13:54
A smaller and lighter version of an existing lens joins the XCD system bringing with it a smaller price and a smaller maximum aperture too.
videoNov 27, 2019 at 14:00
Sony's 'Real-Time' autofocus promises to track almost anything you throw at it, but it's not enabled by default. The words 'Real-Time' don't even appear in the camera's menu. In this video, Chris shows us how to set up this very useful feature.
Aug 8, 2019 at 15:56
The system bears a striking resemblance to the Eye-Control autofocus system found in Canon's 1992 EOS 5 film camera.
videoApr 25, 2019 at 15:21
The 15 second video teases upcoming support for eye-detection autofocus with Nikon's Z6 and Z7 cameras.
Apr 23, 2019 at 16:20
Firmware version 1.10 for the GR III is said to improve low-light autofocus performance and adds a new Wi-Fi option for transferring images via Image Sync.
Apr 17, 2019 at 19:14
Fujifilm's latest firmware update for its X-T3 camera includes an improved AF algorithm for enhanced face detection, better subject tracking and more.
Feb 12, 2019 at 14:00
Sony's new 'Real-time tracking' AF system promises much improved subject tracking performance, using machine-learning, pattern recognition and much more. Here's what's changed – and how it actually performs.
Canon's EOS R, the company's first full-frame mirrorless camera, impresses us with its image quality and color rendition. But it also comes with quirky ergonomics, uninspiring video features and a number of other shortcomings. Read our full review to see how the EOS R stacks up in today's full-frame mirrorless market.
May 15, 2018 at 17:13
Photographer David Oastler got his hands on an early copy of the Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Sony FE lens, and while he couldn't take pictures with it, he did get to test its focusing capabilities. The great news: this thing focuses just as fast a Sony native lens.
lens newsJan 8, 2018 at 15:22
Meet Samyang's first autofocus lens for Canon EF-Mount: the AF 14mm F2.8 EF. At just 700 Euro (~$840 USD), this new third-party offering gives Canon shooters a much more affordable option to Canon's own $2,100 14mm F2.8L II IS USM.
We've spent some serious time assessing the autofocus system on the D850; from portraits to bicyclists, we've found out just how precise this camera's focus is, and how well its subject tracking will keep up. Check it out for yourself in our updated First Impressions review.
lens newsOct 10, 2017 at 15:00
Samyang has announced its fourth autofocus prime lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras: meet the long-rumored and much-anticipated Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE.
Sep 29, 2017 at 14:26
Photographer Matt Granger recently pitted the Nikon D850 up against the flagship D5 in a subject tracking battle royal, proclaiming the D5 comes out on top. Is he right? Here's our take
videoSep 15, 2017 at 21:59
Sony just debuted three palm-style 4K camcorders that steal a bit of speedy phase detect autofocus technology from the company's RX10 IV. In fact, they kind of improve on it.
Jun 24, 2017 at 10:00
If you're thinking of using Canon's sports glass on the Sony a9, think again. The ultra-fast camera slows way down when you attach off-brand glass.
videoJun 15, 2017 at 07:01
This short animated video produced by Canon looks back on the dawn of autofocus, and also explains how modern systems work.
Mar 15, 2017 at 14:04
While the Panasonic DC-GH5's impressive video specs tend to steal the show, a ton of updates under the hood have made it a better sports shooter than you might expect. Check out how its updated autofocus system fares in our in-depth analysis. Read more
Apr 21, 2016 at 21:05
Among the features introduced in Nikon's new D5 and D500 DSLRs, we're very excited by automated AF Fine Tune. This feature allows users to quickly fine-tune their specific camera bodies and lenses, maximising the chanes of a sharp shot and avoiding the lengthy process of trial-and-error tuning that was previously necessary. Watch our video and read our in-depth analysis
Aug 20, 2015 at 12:30
When the Sony Alpha 7R II was announced, it promised a lot of game-changing features, but its low light AF capability was an unknown. We've already seen some of the incredible continuous AF abilities of the a7R II, including pinpoint eye AF for even moving subjects, but a lot of pros may be wondering: 'if I ditch my DSLR for some of the advanced AF features the a7R II offers, will I be sacrificing low-light AF performance?' Find out in our video
Jul 2, 2015 at 11:47
Sony recently shook things up with the announcement of the 42.4MP, backside-illuminated full-frame a7R II mirrorless camera, alongside stacked 1"-type sensors in the updates to the popular RX100 and RX10 lines. We put their new AF systems to the test in our brief hands-on time with the cameras recently. See videos of the cameras in action
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a very sophisticated and complex AF System. The possible combinations to tweak the AF properties are basically unlimited, so especially for beginners it can be hard to assess which configuration will yield the best results.
Oct 14, 2011 at 06:25
The myth that focus-locking phase-detection autofocus is an open-loop control system is "Busted!" This article provides tests you can use to prove it is not only a closed-loop control system, but that it's fundamentally the same process as continuous-focus and always has been.
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