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 Post subject: Eye Controlled Focus
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:19 am 
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Hi folks,

Will Canon ever reintroduce Eye Controlled Focus into their cameras? If you haven't come across this concept then there is a simple explanatory article at the Canon USA web-site here.

It used to be on the EOS ELAN 7NE and the EOS-3. Will we see it on a future DSLR or should the concept be confined to the darkroom of photographic history?

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I remember it on the old EOS 5... it felt odd activating the DOF preview by glancing to the corner!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:46 am 
woow. . . I don't know if I would like it.
Gordon, did you have that camera or just use it a few times?
Did you have any problems with it??

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:48 am 
Nice. I had no idea something like this existed. A salesperson told my father the Sony A100 could do this as well which is of course a bit more than what it's eye sensor could actually do but I had no idea the technology actually existed.

How accurate is it?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:48 pm 
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I did own an EOS 5 for a while - lovely camera - quite large but very light and fast. I have to admit I switched off the eye system though as it wasn't 100% reliable for me.

PS - and before anyone thinks I'm a Canon man, the EOS 5 came after owning two Nikons, three Pentax's and a Practica!

I sold the EOS 5 on ebay a few years back...


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Praktica. :shock: Wow, there's a blast from the past except, as I've just discovered, they are still around. Here are a couple of links:
There's also a nice write-up here at Wikipedia.

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Yeah, my first SLR was a Practica MTL-3 - I kid you not, it was so clunky and loud that when you took a photo at a shutter around 1/15 or 1/30, people literally turned round with a surprised look!

I still loved it though and is sparked my interest in photography - and astro-photography in particular...


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