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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎11-29-2012

Re: 5D3 + AF assist beam = slower focus

May we ask if you have also given study to the use case where NO AF ASSIST BEAM is used -- that is, on-location low light venues where the 5D mark ii  aquires focus significantly faster than the 5D mark iii ?  Perhaps with or without the AF assist beam ,the root cause is still the same and that the firmware fix you are suggesting will fix both scenarios?

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Registered: ‎11-16-2012

Re: 5D3 + AF assist beam = slower focus

I am so super chuffed to hear this, massive smiles! x

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Posts: 19
Registered: ‎11-16-2012

Re: 5D3 + AF assist beam = slower focus

dll1477 lets hope its apart of the same problem

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Registered: ‎11-16-2012

Re: 5D3 + AF assist beam = slower focus


@dll1477 wrote:

May we ask if you have also given study to the use case where NO AF ASSIST BEAM is used -- that is, on-location low light venues where the 5D mark ii  aquires focus significantly faster than the 5D mark iii ?  Perhaps with or without the AF assist beam ,the root cause is still the same and that the firmware fix you are suggesting will fix both scenarios?


I'm sorry but the 5d2 is not in the same ballpark as the 5d3 in low light situations. Your info is wrong and confusing the real issue at hand. The 61 AF point is definitely more accurate and more sensitive than the ancient 9 point AF slow as snail focus system in low light conditions. The 5d2 has its only advantage with the AF Assist beam on. But now hearing from canon that they are fixing this lag on the 5d3, this already monster of a camera will definitely be a whole different beast. Now I can finally get rid of my 5d2 if this fix does what it promises and don't have to carry it everywhere for the instances when the 5d3 fails.

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Registered: ‎02-05-2013

Re: 5D3 + AF assist beam = slower focus

It might be good to hold off on the excitement until we see an actual fix!

 

It is indeed good to see that Canon acknowledges the problem, but that's only step one.  Now they have to root-cause the problem, determine an appropriate solution, hopefully determine that the solution can be implemented in firmware, implement the solution, test it and then release it.

 

There's a good chance that they waited until they already knew how to fix it in firmware before acknowledging it.  That would be a sensible thing to do.

 

 

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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎12-10-2012

Re: 5D3 + AF assist beam = slower focus

This is a positive development and I remain cautiously optimistic.  Thanks, Canon, for acknowldging the problem and working on a fix.  

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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎11-16-2012

Re: 5D3 + AF assist beam = slower focus

Very good news indeed. I’m probably just as happy because of the signal this sends that such a large corporate organisation are actually engaging with its customers (especially professionals) and not just paying lip service to them.

 

I see no reason to be anything but optimistic until proven otherwise

Well done Canon

 

and thanks to Louis et al for pushing

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Posts: 246
Registered: ‎11-11-2012

Re: 5D3 + AF assist beam = slower focus

Excellent. I knew that after that previous response Canon was going to have news for us.     

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Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Re: 5D3 + AF assist beam = slower focus

Very good news indeed

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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Re: 5D3 + AF assist beam = slower focus

This is indeed good news.  Now how about putting a bug in their bonnet about adding an AF assist lamp to the ST-E3 like what they have in the ST-E2. 

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