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Oct 10, 2015 15:56 |  #1

Really want to see this tech make its way into more cameras. Watch how the pixels are highlighted as the focus point changes.

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Oct 10, 2015 22:07 |  #2

Yah, seems like it could be pretty useful for macro. I recently downloaded Magic Lantern for the 70D, but have yet to really delve into it. But I am pretty sure it has focus peaking. Gonna check it out soon.

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Oct 10, 2015 23:45 |  #3

Got off my lazy butt and checked out. I like it. The pixels flash on the part of the frame that is in focus. Gave me the following (cropped):

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Oct 11, 2015 02:30 as a reply to Dynalmadman's post |  #4

I'm hoping that Canon makes it a standard part of the camera operating system. Seems to me that it would be a big boost to focusing using live view.


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Oct 11, 2015 02:55 |  #5

Been using it for years with magic lantern. On my Sony it's crazy because you can also use it through the view finder. It's so good I gave up all my autofocus glass.


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Oct 11, 2015 03:49 |  #6

maverick75 wrote in post #17740872 (external link)
...On my Sony it's crazy because you can also use it through the view finder.

I haven't been interested in using an EVF because I didn't think the resolution would be good enough for focusing at 1x and higher, but focus peaking could definitely change that.
Thanks for letting me know about your Sony!


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Oct 13, 2015 06:28 |  #7

In a way, you're asking all cameras to have EVF (electronic view finder). Since I haven't used any cameras with EVF before, I can't really say if the EVF technology is mature enough with negligible lag. I do like the feature though.


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Oct 13, 2015 11:30 |  #8

orionmystery wrote in post #17743520 (external link)
In a way, you're asking all cameras to have EVF (electronic view finder). Since I haven't used any cameras with EVF before, I can't really say if the EVF technology is mature enough with negligible lag. I do like the feature though.

Would also be useful for live view focusing, something that I haven't used because it doesn't seem to be as easy / precise as using the view finder (at least not for me). It seems to me that focus peaking would make LCD focusing faster.


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Oct 13, 2015 21:16 |  #9

Dalantech wrote in post #17743888 (external link)
Would also be useful for live view focusing, something that I haven't used because it doesn't seem to be as easy / precise as using the view finder (at least not for me). It seems to me that focus peaking would make LCD focusing faster.

If you want focus peaking in live view, you can try Magic Lanterns. However, it doesn't support all the Canon models though:

Supported Cameras:

5D2, 5D3, 6D, 7D, 50D, 60D, 500D/T1i, 550D/T2i, 600D/T3i, 650D/T4i, 700D/T5i, 1100D/T3, EOS M

In progress:

70D

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Oct 13, 2015 22:08 as a reply to orionmystery's post |  #10

Thanks Kurt!


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