Canon Releases Major Autofocus Firmware Update for the EOS R and RP – Photography Article

If you own Canon’s EOS R or EOS RP, download the latest firmware for your camera ASAP. As of last night, Firmware Ver 1.4 and 1.3 for the Canon EOS R and Canon EOS RP, respectively, have been released, boasting improved overall autofocus performance, enhanced Eye and Face Detection AF, and more. In the race towards Eye AF domination, Sony is clearly the winner, but until today Fuji and Nikon’s Eye Detection AF both seemed to outperform Canon’s version in…

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How to Avoid the ‘False Positive’ Autofocus Trap and Nail Sharp Eyeballs – Photography Article

Have you ever been disappointed to find the eyeballs of your subject to be not as sharp as you had expected even though your camera confirmed that autofocus had locked onto them? Photographer Steve Perry of Backcountry Gallery made this 9.5-minute video explaining how he avoids this “false positive autofocus trap” when focusing in tricky situations or on tricky subjects. “The dirty little secret is that the phase-detection AF system in our cameras just isn’t perfect,” Perry says. “Although it’s…

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