Autofocus in the dark – An interview with CDA-TEK

IndieGoGo Campaign for the AFX module

CDA-TEK / AFX official topic on the EOSHD Forum (ask us questions, and give feedback!)

The CDA-TEK AFX module is capable of autofocus in pitch black dark conditions and in low light so extreme, even Dual Pixel AF doesn’t work. In this Q&A with the creator, we bring you a deeper look at the technology and how the AFX module is designed to be used by filmmakers.

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Exclusive: CDA-TEK announces AFX – LIDAR AUTOFOCUS for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K/6K. Also Tilta Nucleus compatibility, AF with any camera and lens!

The AFX IndieGoGo page is now live. For the pricing and shipping details please check it out here

You may remember last year, my friend CDA-TEK had developed a wireless focus control module and LIDAR autofocus unit for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras. This product has now been fully realised and is available to purchase on IndieGoGo.

A major addition is that it now works with any camera, and any lens, thanks to Tilta Nucleus motor drive capability.

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EOSHD on The Golden Hour podcast with Dave Maze / In-depth interview

I sat down with my friend Dave Maze for a podcast recently. We talk about the origin of EOSHD 10 years ago, and the start of the DSLR video revolution, my filmmaking adventure in Berlin, recent controversies and edgy camera opinions.

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Fuji X-S10: Almost like an X-H2 “Lite”?

The Fuji X-S10 is a new line, and for all intents and purposes comes across like a mid-range version of the X-H2 we know is coming. The body design does resemble the X-H1 in some ways, aside from the lack of top LCD panel.

However, the most interesting thing about the X-S10 is that it packs most of the X-T4 features including the same sensor, IBIS, full sensor width oversampled 4K and 1080/240fps into a body at a considerably lower price, in a form factor that even has some advantages over the more expensive model.

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iPhone 12 Pro Max marches into enthusiast and pro photography territory with new Apple ProRAW, LIDAR, Dolby Vision and large sensor

With the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, Cupertino has shifted up a gear and are marching into enthusiast camera, and even professional territory with the new technology. 5 axis IBIS, 10bit Hybrid LOG Gamma (Dolby Vision HDR) and even a new RAW format for photography dubbed ProRAW (not to be confused with ProRes RAW). There’s also now an improved optical zoom and 47% larger main sensor with 26mm lens – at least 13 stops dynamic range in ProRAW mode, which brings the sensor closer and closer to the important 1″ mark where low light performance and image quality takes a huge step up from small chip sensors.

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