Can Panasonic DFD (Depth from Defocus) Hold Up To Canon Dual Pixel Autofocus?

Dual Pixel Af Panasonic Dfd

Panasonic’s proprietary autofocusing technology, Panasonic DFD (Depth from Defocus), is not everyone’s darling.

Panasonic DFD is a technology that calculates the direction and the amount to move the focus lens at a single movement by predicting it with 2 images that have different depth of field (more here).

Canon’s Dual Pixel AF is an established technology and the reference in the industry. The next iteration of this autofocusing technology has already by filed as patent application.

The video below by DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan discuss Panasonic DFD and how it compares to Canon Dual Pixel AF.

Deal: Canon EOS R – $1679 (reg. $1999, import model)

Canon Eos R

Canon EOS R at a glance:

  • 30.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30 Video; C-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 5655 AF Points
  • 3.69m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.15″ 2.1m-Dot Swivel Touchscreen LCD
  • Expanded ISO 50-102400, 8 fps Shooting
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, SD UHS-II Card Slot
  • Multi-Function Bar, Dual Pixel RAW

Seller DealsAllsYear on eBay (99.8% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera on sale at $1,679. Compare at $1,999. Please note: this is an import model, 1 year US seller warranty applies. Import models are legally imported from another country through channels other than the maker’s official distribution system. Limited time offer.

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5DayDeal Video Creator Bundle Sale Now Live at $89 (instead of $1700)

5daydeal

The 5DayDeal Video Creator Bundle deal is now available. Get educational material, software, work/editing tools and more worth over $1,700 at just $89. The deal lasts only 5 days.

You get over 1320 minutes of training, 357 LUTs, ebooks and practice files, and 97 tutorial videos.

The 5DayDeal special offer includes:

ProductContributorRetail Value
Credit Pack from Hurlbut Academy (175 credits)Shane Hurlbut, ASC$175
Final Cut Pro X Editing WorkflowParker Walbeck$129
Cinema Grade Pro for MacDenver Riddle$149
EXTINCTION: Sci-Fi Weapons FXTim Connolly + Ryan Connolly$95
Action Elements Pack [5K Studio Quality Effects]Jordy Vandeput$97
ColorClarity for MacCrumplePop .com$99
Learn Adobe After Effects CC 2019 for BeginnersJordy Vandeput$100
Lighting Secrets Workshop + 76 Cinematic Lighting SetupsEric Thayne$214
Practical Filmmaking with Barry AnderssonBarry Andersson$249.00
Living Pictures MasterclassElyan Parker$97
How To Interview Like A BossFrederick Van Johnson$99
The Complete Background Music PackPleasant Pictures Music Club$99
Serge Ramelli Signature Portrait & Light LUTs CollectionSerge Ramelli$97
Serge Ramelli Signature Urban & Landscape LUTs CollectionSerge Ramelli$97

Deal: Gitzo 100-Year Anniversary Edition Tripod with Ball Head – $799 (reg. $1499, today only)

Gitzo

Gitzo 100-Year Anniversary Edition Tripod with Ball Head at a glance:

  • Limited-Edition Traveler Tripod
  • Only 1,917 Tripods to be Made
  • Authentication Certificate
  • Load Capacity: 22.0 lb, Leg Sections: 4
  • Max Height: 64.96″, Min Height: 9.25″
  • Weight: 3.0 lb, Folded Length: 16.9″
  • Magnesium-Alloy Body, Carbon Fiber Legs
  • Rapid Column, Ball Head
  • Arca-Type Quick Release Plate
  • Tripod Strap, Anniversary Tripod Booklet

Today only (6/6/19) B&H Photo has the Gitzo 100-Year Anniversary Edition Tripod with Ball Head on sale at $799. Compare at $1,499. Free shipping.

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Canon Announced New PIXMA G-Series MegaTank Printers (starting $250)

Pixma G-series

The new PIXMA G-series printers are available today, with the PIXMA G6020 All-In-One Printer available for $299.99 and the PIXMA G5020 MegaTank Single Function Printer for $249.99.

Pre-order: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Press release:

Ease And Convenience Is Now Synonymous With Your Printer: Canon Announces Two New PIXMA G-Series MegaTank Printers

Providing Wireless1 Connectivity, Now is the Time to Upgrade Your Printer to a Continuous Ink Supply System

MELVILLE, NY, June 6, 2019 – In a time where it seems like digital is king, we cannot forget that 69% of Americans feel overwhelmed about the constant barrage of digital information2. It’s time to bring it back to basics and embrace the benefits of print. In that spirit, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the new PIXMA G6020 All-In-One Printer and the PIXMA G5020 MegaTank Single-Function Printer. These new PIXMA G-series MegaTank printers are further extending the current lineup and are ideal for high-print volume printing with low maintenance.

The magic of PIXMA G-series MegaTank printers lies with the continuous ink supply system. Boasting ink bottles with spill-resistant tops, the printer system is designed to provide seamless and clean usability at home and in the office. With black ink providing up to 6,000 pages3 per bottle and total color ink combination providing up to 7,700 pages3, the printers provide a high-page yield, making them cost-effective and convenient for the consumer. Further adding to the flexibility and convenience of the two new MegaTank models is automatic two-sided printing along with a 350 page paper capacity when using both the front and rear trays. In addition, these two new printers feature faster print speeds than the previous generation of MegaTank printers, producing 13 impressions per minute (“IPM”) for black and white4 and 6.8 IPM for color4

“Listening to our customer’s printing needs is a top priority for our company as we continue to bring new innovations to our products and the marketplace, ” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “I am confident that today’s product introductions will deliver upon the needs for a continuous ink system and easier wireless technology.”

The PIXMA G6020 and PIXMA G5020 printers both feature wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi®1 and, for users of compatible mobile devices, the added benefit of access to the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app5, allowing for easy setup and basic operations on compatible smartphone devices. Through the Canon PRINT app, users can easily access PIXMA Cloud Link6 to print photos and documents from popular online social platforms and services, such as Instagram®, Facebook®, Twitter®, Flickr®, Photobucket®, Dropbox®, Evernote®, Google Drive™ and Microsoft® OneDrive®. 

The PIXMA G6020 printer also supports the Apple AirPrint® software feature7 and the Google Cloud Print™ web printing service8 for printing from the Gmail™ email service and the Google Docs™ web-based word processing program8 on a compatible mobile device and from the Google Chrome™ browser for Mac®, Windows®, Linux® and Chrome OS™ operating systems.

The new PIXMA G-series printers are available today, with the PIXMA G6020 All-In-One Printer available for $299.999and the PIXMA G5020 MegaTank Single Function Printer for $249.999. For more information and a detailed listing of all product features, please visit: shop.usa.canon.com/gseries.

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What Is The Difference Between Canon RF and EF Lenses, Which Are Better?

Canon RF 50mm F/1.2

Neat 6 minutes video by BorrowLenses telling differences between Canon’s RF mount for mirrorless cameras and EF mount for DSLRs. Take a close look at Canon’s RF 50mm f/1.2L and RF 24-105mm f/4L, how they compare to their EF pendants, what sets them apart, and if they’re really an improvement.

Canon RF mount lenses:

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Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Canon EF mount lenses:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA