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College Hoops and R3's People Prioritization

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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · College Hoops and R3's People Prioritization

We had a pre-season game last night with visiting Harvard University, which I took as a chance to try out the new Canon algorithm for 'People Prioritization'. If you aren't familiar with this it is supposed to work like this -- you can 'teach' the Camera up to ten faces by either having it read the face from an image taken on the card or by loading in a jpeg from the card. You then can prioritize the order in which the AF will jump to focus on the different faces. So, I took ten jpegs of the individual team players and then set it up to search for these faces and began to shoot.

What was my experience? Kind of double-edged. The ability of the camera to find and focus on the individual faces was truly remarkable. You get a little tag in the view finder indicating priority faces and it does move to focus on the subject, but... there is a HUGE but... in my hands the AF in this mode was just not fast enough to cope with the dodging, weaving, and interrupting bodies of a basketball game. The images I was happiest with below were shot with the more traditional face/eye detect. That said, if you're shooting events, covering things like a political rally, or maybe (haven't tried) some individual sports like a track meet where you have to hit a particular athlete in a bunch, then this could be pretty close to magic. I'm going to play around with it a bit more this season -- there's definitely some potential for this tool when the assignment is to focus on a limited number of people irrespective of what else is going on.

Everything below is shot with a 200mm f2 wide open. C&C always welcome... I am definitely out of basketball practice.

#1 -- I think this was shot with the People Prioritization mode

#2 -- this one may have been PP mode, too




Aug 24, 2023 at 08:49 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · College Hoops and R3's People Prioritization

Pretty amazing capabilities now ... just think what the future holds!

Nice shots! Maybe just a tiny bit of a hold on that last one? !

Aug 24, 2023 at 04:28 PM

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