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Dual Pixel Auto Focus Tutorial & Settings | Canon EOS R

Here’s a video talking through some things you need to be thinking about when you’re using Canon’s auto focus. It’s a powerful tool that you should be using and this video will help you get better results!

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  1. @Tony Mellinger Im curious to know if those RF lenses are much quieter than the EF ones on the EOS R. Did you pickup the focus motor from your RF 24-105 lens with the Rode microphone mounted on the hot-shoe of the camera? I have only EF lenses and my Videomic Pro does pickup the focus motor audio when doing run & gun. BTW great video series! Thanks!

  2. Tony great video . I have one question . How can i focus the entire frame ? (infinity focus is the name ? ) Let's say i want to have focus in 3-4 objects in the same picture ? I heard you suggest bumping up the F stop . Any other suggestions ? For example in the frame with the plant and your dauhghter , can we have both objects in focus and not having a blury backround ? thank you in advance !

  3. Super useful video, Tony. When I first got my EOS R I had to play with the auto focus settings (for video) a lot before I was happy. Playing around with the AF settings really is a top tip. Playing is learning. 🙂

  4. Is there any way to move histogram somewhere else on the screen? Coming from sony it doesnt feel right there:) but i like a lot everything else on eos r

  5. All I have ever shot with is the Olympus E 410 and Cannon T5, I got them a very long time ago. Now and days, though normally I'm pretty broke, and I dont mean rich broke either I mean real broke. Absolutely nothing remotely even close to how the family on American Housewife's lives. However, a few months back I came into some money and bought the eos R camera and a 24-70 f2.8 lens intending on actually starting a bonified business in the middle of a pandemic. I know, but I figure it cant last forever and in the mean time i can take tons of shots of Nature because I love nature. Unfortunately as we had some pretty serious things happen. My best friend and my dad died about a month apart and, my mother in law moved in with us along with everything she owns. So, between the mental upset and then being busy revamping almost the whole house I never got around to really checking this camera out until way after I could send it back. So that just sucks! Although at first I just assumed everything was fine since the T5 was fantastic even with the cheep kit lens that it came with. Now that I have had a chance to check out the eos R I am seriously thinking to sell it off on amazon and cut my losses. I can not get this camera to focus for love or money. I've gotten a few decent shots but nothing to be proud about. I have since watched a few videos and everyone is except you is raving about this camera but all your really referring to is the video right? I am a hand held type of photographer. I do not want to be stuck to a tripod and I for sure dont need one with my older camera's. So??? I Don't want to loose money so can anyone tell me how to keep from selling this 4k investment at a loss. Is there some magic setting that allows the whole photo to be in focus? Because everything that I have tried from how other people are setting the camera up is so not working! Can someone please help?

  6. With all the screen tapping while recording, having the screen pivoted completely out (instead of being folded flat to the camera) as shown is a benefit because it keeps those taps from transferring to the camera.

  7. Great explanation! The bit on Servo AF was quite cool too as I know that that along with the focus triangles are some of the newer things in the R. Well described and edited and put together!

  8. Great tip that Movie Servo AF pause – thanks. One question though is continuous AF does it cause the IS system to run non stop (lens dependent of course) and so drain betteries?

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