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Title: Looks interesting
Post by: garry23 on October 27, 2020, 06:14:11 PM
Just thought some may be interested in this https://petapixel.com/2020/10/27/this-external-lidar-device-can-add-continuous-autofocus-to-any-camera/
Title: Re: Looks interesting
Post by: Ant123 on October 27, 2020, 10:47:18 PM
https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=25426.msg232010;topicseen#msg232010 (https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=25426.msg232010;topicseen#msg232010)
Title: Re: Looks interesting
Post by: garry23 on October 27, 2020, 11:03:21 PM
Missed that post  :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[
Title: Re: Looks interesting
Post by: theBilalFakhouri on October 27, 2020, 11:25:40 PM
Some days ago I shared this video on Discord server:

a1ex replies were exciting:

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"should be doable without external motors, and with a less expensive sensor
https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=23739.0
https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=4997.0
you still need a way to get the distance sensor data into ML (possible via USB for example, but there may be other ways)"

Original messages on Discord:
https://discord.com/channels/671072748985909258/756922555532837024/766227505056186368

Lidar contacting directly to lens motors via USB connection using ML, that maybe would work with STM lens (with loop focus ring).
Title: Re: Looks interesting
Post by: garry23 on October 28, 2020, 07:53:05 AM
One thing to think about is the resolution you can get using the two approaches.

That is driving the lens from inside, ie using the ML or Canon code vs rotating the lens externally via an add on device.

Just a thought.