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. [click to continue…]

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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. [click to continue…]

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Nikon D4

Nikon has issued a firmware update for the Nikon D4 that increases “focus accuracy when a lens and teleconverter with a combined maximum aperture of f/8 is used.”

You can download the update here on Nikon’s website.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has received a firmware update to version 1.2. ┬áThe new firmware provides the following improvements: [click to continue…]

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Nikon D4?

A couple of recent Nikon patent applications show off some new features and diagrams for pro-level DSLRs. [click to continue…]

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Nikon AF-S 200-400mm f/4 VR II

The long-rumored Nikon mirrorless camera system appears to be getting an F-mount lens adapter that will communicate AF info to drive the built-in motors in Nikon AF-S and AF-I lenses. [click to continue…]

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