Sony has released Software Version 3.0 which brings a few interesting features to the a7R III and the a7 III. First, the previously announced real-time Animal Eye AF is now available. Next, Sony added the interval shooting for timelapse. And last but not least, the Real-time eye AF performance has been enhanced in the latest firmware update.
The AF features of Fujifilm X-T3 are pretty impressive, judging from the tests so far. But it doesn’t only work well with native lenses: the X-T3 nails focus even with a 600mm lens paired with a Fringer adapter. In this video from Fringer, check out how well the Fujifilm XT-3 performs even with a non-native, adapted telephoto lens.
Getting precise and sharp focus at f/1.4 isn’t always an easy task, even with autofocus. In this video, Manny Ortiz shares some techniques that help him nail focus every time. He mainly shoots portraits, and he shares with you three tips that will help you get sharp and consistent focus.
One of the few advantages to using your camera manufacturer’s software is that they often show which autofocus point was being used when the shot was taken. There is already a plugin which adds this capability to Lightroom, but it hasn’t been updated since 2014. So, much of the today’s camera lineup is not supported.
With the author MIA, frustrated Redditor Joshua Musselwhite (AKA Whizzle) decided to write his own from scratch. As an underwater photographer, it was valuable information for him to have. So, he felt something needed to be done to support newer bodies. Joshua’s plugin is completely free, and at the moment it supports the Nikon D7200 and D800. He’s made the entire thing open source on GitHub, though. So, anybody can add new cameras as they wish.
Chinese lens adapter manufacturer Kipon has officially released a new Canon EF to Sony E-mount autofocus adapter with a neat little feature up its sleeve.