Canon EOS R5 Animal Eye Autofocus | First Impressions

The speed of acquisition and ability to actively and continuously track a subject through the entire frame is quite literally mind-blowing.
Canon EOS R5 Animal Eye Autofocus | First Impressions. Andrew beck

I’ve been fortunate to have spent some time behind the viewfinder of an early production unit of the Canon EOS R5 in South Africa’s Sabi Sabi private Game Reserve and I have been very impressed.

In this short clip, I share some footage of the much anticipated and sought after Animal Eye Autofocus. The speed of acquisition and ability to actively and continuously track a subject through the entire frame is quite literally mind-blowing.

The first clip where the camera identifies and locks on to the eye of a lion even though there is no light is a moment I’ll never forget. Bare in mind that that was with the Canon 100-400mm MKII @ F5.0 in very low light. Astonishing.

I’ll be unpacking more of the features and my first-hand experience on the Canon EOS R5 in the coming weeks but one thing is for sure, its time to reimagine what your digital camera is capable of!

Andrew Beck

Very few people can tell you what their passion in life is. Even fewer will be able to tell you that what they do for a living is in fact their passion. I was very fortunate that my love for the bush and conservation took me on journey which would not only allow me to explore the continent which fascinates me so much, but to share my passion for photography and conservation with others.

I dedicated 9 years of my life to gaining a deeper understating of the natural world through a combination of guiding and studying Environment, Ecology and Conservation. My studies culminated with me receiving my MSc. From the University of the Witwatersrand. Rather than pursuing a career in academia I adopted a more hands-on approach to educating and engaging people on the natural world using photography as a means to an end.

W: https://www.andrewbeck.co.za/

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