Author Topic: [WONTFIX] built-in assist beam for 60D ?  (Read 3044 times)

Karim

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[WONTFIX] built-in assist beam for 60D ?
« on: March 13, 2014, 12:06:06 AM »
use the little orange lamp that blink while timer count, I have no idea about coding but you give a command to the lamp to fire up while auto focusing, this feature is already available in some nikon's so I think it's easy to make, sorry for the bad English i hope you understand me well  :)
 

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Re: built-in assist beam for 60D ?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 02:56:32 AM »
Pretty sure that little orange light would only be useful for very close subjects.

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Re: built-in assist beam for 60D ?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2014, 03:44:46 AM »
It will be useful even if it can help just 10% I hope it can be added

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Re: built-in assist beam for 60D ?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2014, 08:09:54 AM »
Thinking about it further, I doubt it would be useful at all.

That light has a large spread pattern.  It is also lacking in power.

So, at close focus distances, the lens would block a significant proportion of the light, and it doesn't have enough power to create sufficient contrast for AF at longer focus distances.

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Re: built-in assist beam for 60D ?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2014, 10:39:20 AM »
this feature is already available in some nikon's

... but Canon wants you to buy a flash to get a working af assist :-p so no can do transforming the self timer selfie indicator lamp to something working.

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Re: built-in assist beam for 60D ?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2014, 09:19:53 PM »
if it can help just 10%

yeah it would probably help like 0.001% at best

if you have two cameras, take a picture with one while the light on the other one is on (and the cameras are in close proximity) and show us the difference it actually makes.