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?

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

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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...]

Rumored Firmware Update for Canon 6D to Add Autofocus at f/8

Canon 6D

Recent rumors point to the possibility of a firmware update for the full frame Canon 6D. As the junior full frame shooter in Canon’s line-up, the 6D offers a lot of camera for a relatively affordable price point (it’s under $1800 at the moment).

However, there are plenty of things that users looking to move up to full frame are missing – such as the headphone jack found in the 5D Mark III and the ability to autofocus at f/8. [Read more...]