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BMG
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Registered: ‎02-27-2018

Canon's face detection system

In the process of documentary/news photography I had had to following and photoraphy people who ccome out of a building and walk directly to a waiting vehicle. I was wondering if anyone in the situation have used the face detection system to keep focus on the person walking? I almost never use this feature unless I am recording video when the individual is walking. Knowing that too many faces could be an issue I was just wondering if anyone has tried this?

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Re: Canon's face detection system

This is going to depend on several factors.  Motion, lighting, the lens, and number of people.  A camera with face detection will do a pretty good job in most situations, but it is possible to fool it if you have a large number of people moving in entourage fashion as a group. 

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BMG
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Re: Canon's face detection system

Thank you Rick, For the reasons you have listed I have been hesitaint to use this setting as I suggested. I was just wondering if anyone had tried this and tge results? 

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Re: Canon's face detection system

You're welcome.  You should definitely try the feature in some mock scenarios to see how well it peforms.  People coming off a bus or subway.  People coming out of an elevator. 

Rick
Bay Area - CA
~6D2 (f/w 1.0.4) ~16-35mm f2.8L II, 50 f1.8 STM, 85 prime USM, 70-200 f2.8L IS II ~70-300 USM II ~Sigma 24-70 f2.8 Art (f/w 2.01)
~Sigma 150-600 C + TC1401 1.4x (f/w 1.03) ~Speedlite 430 EX II ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~Windows10 Pro nVidia GPU 1803
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