Author Topic: [Already Done] Eye-sensor to trigger follow focus  (Read 4135 times)

pavelpp

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[Already Done] Eye-sensor to trigger follow focus
« on: August 19, 2013, 10:00:18 AM »
I think it would be very nice to control follow focus not with arrow keys, but without even touching the camera - with an eye-sensor. One possible scenario is this:

1) Forward adjust focus on cover
2) Stop on open
3) Backward adjust on next cover

As an option - let the user configure the speed of focus adjustment. What do you think?

Audionut

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Re: Eye-sensor to trigger follow focus
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 05:56:02 AM »
You create the eye sensor, and someone here might take a look at it.

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Re: Eye-sensor to trigger follow focus
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 06:35:38 AM »
You create the eye sensor, and someone here might take a look at it.

Canon already did. It is on 550D and the 500D. In ML it is called the LCD sensor. It can be used to trigger the shutter, amongst other things including follow focus as you are requesting.

Walter Schulz

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Re: [Already Done] Eye-sensor to trigger follow focus
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2013, 08:48:39 AM »
I don't think you got this one, Francis! What pavelpp is looking for is not a trigger but a focus point selector as implemented in the late and lamented Canon EOS 3.

"The EOS-3 inherited a refined version of the Eye-Control system of the EOS-5. This system, when calibrated to a given user, allowed for picking one of the 45 points of the autofocus system simply by looking at it though the viewfinder. An infrared transmitter and receiver mounted around the eyepiece monitored the position of the iris, thus "knowing" where the photographer was looking and focusing on that point. The system has its limitations however, notably eyeglasses and occasionally contact lenses would confuse the system. This feature was never rolled forward to the later 1V body."

Source: Wikipedia

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Re: [Already Done] Eye-sensor to trigger follow focus
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013, 09:08:37 AM »
That's how I read the OP also Walter.

I guess we will wait for clarification from the OP.

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Re: Eye-sensor to trigger follow focus
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2013, 09:42:16 PM »
Canon already did. It is on 550D and the 500D. In ML it is called the LCD sensor. It can be used to trigger the shutter, amongst other things including follow focus as you are requesting.

I guess I used the wrong terminology. It's probably called LCD sensor. How can I use it to control follow focus?