Canon 7D Mark II AF-Setting Guidebook Now Available

Canon 7D Mark II Guidebook

Canon USA has released a new guidebook for setting up the AF system on the new Canon 7D Mark II. The guidebook is 50 pages long and goes into great depth of nothing but the 7D Mark II’s impressive AF system. After looking through the guidebook, it makes the 7D Mark II look even more like a professional camera.

You can download the guidebook here on Canon USA’s website. What most impresses you about the new AF system in the 7D Mark II?


Sony 4D AF Demo Videos

Sony A5100

The new Sony A5100 uses a technology that Sony calls 4D AF – meaning a four dimension evaluation. The frame coverage, predictive AF and tracking when objects cross the AF subject are all impressive features on Sony’s new AF systems.

Check out the videos below. [Read more…]

Canon EOS M Firmware Update Version 2.0.2


Canon has released new firmware for the EOS M. Firmware version 2.0.2 is supposed to address the AF speed issues that are so detrimental to the enjoyment of an otherwise good camera (read my EOS M Review). Additionally, it adds support for the new EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens.

Specifically, firmware version 2.0.2 adresses the following issues: [Read more…]

Canon EOS M Firmware Upgrade Might Just Make it an Awesome Camera


The Canon EOS M had all the potential in the world to be a market leader; however, Canon utterly failed in producing a competent AF system. Accordingly, the EOS M has been highly criticized for its sluggish performance and sales appear to have been equally sluggish.

While Canon has blamed the poor lens selection for the EOS M’s failure to fly off store shelves, the rest of the photographic community knows that it’s the slow AF system that keeps people from buying in. I love the EF-M 22mm f/2 lens that Canon includes as a kit lens for the EOS M – it’s compact, a great focal length as a walkaround lens and it has a nice, fast aperture. But, again, the AF speed is unacceptable.

When Canon announced the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens earlier this month, the company also revealed that a firmware update would be forthcoming for the EOS M and will improve the system’s AF performance. Now, it appears we have video proof of just what firmware version 2.0.2 for the EOS M will do. [Read more…]