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Re: R5 AF Settings & Understanding?


@Waddizzle wrote:

I think I saw a video from Micheal the Maven in my YouTube news feed.  It is a 3 hour tutorial on the R5 and R6 bodies.  He likes to make LONG tutorials.

 

Jared Polin does not know as much as he pretends.  


They both get on my nerves to the Nth degree and I don't waste my time listening to them blather on. Dustin Abbott is much more to my taste and is probably my favorite reviewer. I also tune in to Chris Nichols. 

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Re: R5 AF Settings & Understanding?


@John_SD wrote:

@Waddizzle wrote:

I think I saw a video from Micheal the Maven in my YouTube news feed.  It is a 3 hour tutorial on the R5 and R6 bodies.  He likes to make LONG tutorials.

 

Jared Polin does not know as much as he pretends.  


They both get on my nerves to the Nth degree and I don't waste my time listening to them blather on. Dustin Abbott is much more to my taste and is probably my favorite reviewer. I also tune in to Chris Nichols. 


Unlike Jared, Michael seems to know what he is talking about, including all of the subtle nuances in different brands.  He is just long winded.  But, I give him credit for being totally thorough, unlike Jared.  

 

BTW, I dont watch their camera tutorials.  I only watched a tutorial to see if the person knows their stuff.  Jared doesn't.

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Re: R5 AF Settings & Understanding?

I disagree. I think Jared knows his stuff, and the proof is in his work. At least, obviosuly, that's my opinion.

 

But ... no matter ... in his R5/6 videos, in real time and the actual results in photos, he's getting great ratio of hits ... and that was my point. Thus I think it's technique and settings too, not just turn on Eye AF and let it do what it does. 

 

I like Maven too and have been talking to him about it. He seems to get a much higher rate of hits as well, like Jared, hence why I'm in communication with him. 

 

Anyhow, thanks everyone. I think I have a quite a great handle now on the R5's AF system. And loving it!

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@dsorell wrote:

I disagree. I think Jared knows his stuff, and the proof is in his work. At least, obviosuly, that's my opinion.

 

But ... no matter ... in his R5/6 videos, in real time and the actual results in photos, he's getting great ratio of hits ... and that was my point. Thus I think it's technique and settings too, not just turn on Eye AF and let it do what it does. 

 

I like Maven too and have been talking to him about it. He seems to get a much higher rate of hits as well, like Jared, hence why I'm in communication with him. 

 

Anyhow, thanks everyone. I think I have a quite a great handle now on the R5's AF system. And loving it!


Jared knows what he knows.  When he doesn't, it shows.  Jared is a pretty good wedding photographer and photo journalist using his familiar gear.

 

I still cannot believe that he did not know that entry level cameras only spot meter at the center AF point.  He really laid down and blasted the camera for its' poor exposure control..  I doubt if he hss yet to realize that it was his mistakes were the problem, not the camera.  His unfamiliarity with third party gear is plain to see, most especially with Canon gear.

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Re: R5 AF Settings & Understanding?

Why did you order a manual when you can just download the PDF version for free (and it is much easier to read than the super-tiny print in the printed manual).

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Re: R5 AF Settings & Understanding?

what setting for "Initial Servo AF pt for tracking " would be most appropriate for "tracking eye AF " for birds in flight ?

 

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@PReif wrote:

what setting for "Initial Servo AF pt for tracking " would be most appropriate for "tracking eye AF " for birds in flight ?

 


The layman's response would be to select the center AF point and the "Initial Servo AF pt for tracking".

 

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At the top of the screenshot you can see the default setting is "AUTO".  You want to change that.  Next, you want to go into your AF point selection menu and select the AF point, based upon which AF zone you are set to.

 

If you do not have a full copy of the User Manual, you can download it from Canon Support on the same page where you downloaded the software apps for the camera.

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Re: R5 AF Settings & Understanding?


@Waddizzle wrote:

Unlike Jared, Michael seems to know what he is talking about, including all of the subtle nuances in different brands.  He is just long winded.  But, I give him credit for being totally thorough, unlike Jared. 


I have recently come to agree with your assessment of Michael the Maven. While he is extremely verbose, he is also quite knowledgable and thorough in his videos. I recently sat thru his nearly 2-hour "introductory" video on the EOS RP. I learned a lot and it helped me get up to speed. Polin, while knowledgable, blathers aimlessly too much for my taste and I have grown weary of his clown act. Different strokes for differnet folks. 

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@John_SD wrote:

@Waddizzle wrote:

Unlike Jared, Michael seems to know what he is talking about, including all of the subtle nuances in different brands.  He is just long winded.  But, I give him credit for being totally thorough, unlike Jared. 


I have recently come to agree with your assessment of Michael the Maven. While he is extremely verbose, he is also quite knowledgable and thorough in his videos. I recently sat thru his nearly 2-hour "introductory" video on the EOS RP. I learned a lot and it helped me get up to speed. Polin, while knowledgable, blathers aimlessly too much for my taste and I have grown weary of his clown act. Different strokes for differnet folks. 


Another guy that makes really good videos is Grant Atkinson.  He seems to have stopped making videos.  He is, or was, a big Canon wildlife shooter.  He really understands every setting in the menu systems, especially the advanced AF settings.

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Re: R5 AF Settings & Understanding?

Very good answer for me too, 

Press "set" button also assign focus point to the object, toggle to cancel

Thanks so much

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