14 Oct 2019
Gear Rumors

Canon Patent Reveals Advanced New AF Technology, Possibly In 7D Replacement

In talking to readers of the site and just other random photographers on the street, I have come to hear a lot of the things people want from this Canon 7D replacement. A popular one is for a powerful AF system, an unsurprising request given the target market of the 7D. Well, a new Canon patent (well, new in that we just found out about it) indicates that those people may just be getting what they want.

Gear & Apps

How does your DSLR Auto Focus Actually Work?

We all use the autofocus (AF) systems in our DSLRs on a daily basis, they are one of the most important aspects of our cameras – without them achieving perfect focus would mean a slow manual process. We have all heard terms like “Phase Detection” or “Contrast Detection” and know they are referring to the AF system, but what does it actually mean? What is actually going on behind the scenes in our cameras?