Discover The Canon Autofocus Systems For Shooting EOS Movies.

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The Canon Professional Network published a short technical article about Canon’s auto-focus systems when shooting movies, including Hybrid CMOS AF and Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

For a large part of the time, autofocus is not as useful for movie shooting as it first appears. When shooting movies, manual focus can appear more natural and is therefore easier to watch for a viewer.

All EOS cameras that feature an EOS Movie mode have had a form of autofocus that works in Movie mode, however their method of focusing meant that the autofocus is neither smooth nor natural during recording.

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Canon’s Professional Network Twitter Quiz

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Canon started a Twitter quiz () about their Canon Professional Network.

[…] we are launching a Twitter quiz and would like to invite you all to take part. So, how well do you think you know CPN? From Canon Ambassadors to zoom lenses our Twitter quiz will really test your knowledge! Simply follow CPN on Twitter at: @CanonProNetwork and look out for the first of our five quiz questions, starting today, Thursday 27 March 2014.

A new question will be posted each day and once you think you know the answer simply @reply to the tweet! The answers can all be found within the CPN website and all five answers will be revealed on the CPN Twitter channel on Tuesday 1 April 2014. Can you answer all five questions correctly? Why not have a go? Good luck!

Be sure to follow @CanonProNetwork on Twitter to take part to the quiz

Deal: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II – $99 (Amazon US)

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

 

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Amazon US has the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens, also known as the “nifty fifty”, on sale for just $99. Note that the price shows up during the checkout process. Compare to $125. Free shipping in the US.

Though this is an inexpensive lens, and a lens made entirely out of industrial plastics (except for the optics), it is well-regarded for the bright aperture and the surprising (given the price) optical performance. In other words: That’s a lens every Canon shooter should have in his or hers bag, and at that price it is a no brainer.

New Tokina Cinema AT-X Lenses Available For Pre-Order (16-28mm and 11-16mm)

 

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Tokina Cinema AT-X 16-28mm T3.0 (left) and Tokina Cinema AT-X 11-16mm T3.0 (right)

Adorama has Tokina’s new Cinema AT-X lenses available for pre-order. Both lenses are expected to ship April 2014.

Product description and specifications after the break.

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