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David Smith
Can someone confirm the EF BMCC does not have auto focus?
on Oct 23, 2013 at 2:00:06 am

I called Blackmagic today and asked 2 different people if the BMCC EF version had auto focus. The first person I spoke with said it should on some lenses.

The second person I spoke with said there is not a single lens where the auto focus will work on the BMCC EF - it's just not designed to do it.

Now I'm not sure which the answer is lol.

Can anyone confirm one or the other for me?

Thanks!


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Bill Bruner
Re: Can someone confirm the EF BMCC does not have auto focus?
on Oct 23, 2013 at 1:12:22 pm

Answer is: not yet.

On August 2nd, 2013, Blackmagic CEO emailed this message to the Blackmagic list, which said:

"There are some new features in the software for the Pocket Cinema Camera. You can now focus by pushing the focus button when using an active MFT lens. This makes it very easy to accurately focus. The focus peaking feature is still there and you enable it by double pressing the focus button. The focus zoom feature is enabled by double pressing the OK button.

There will be an update for the 2.5K Blackmagic Cinema Camera soon that will also add these features..."

This firmware update (1.5) is yet to appear. When it does, it will be available on the Blackmagic Support Center page.

I have the Pocket Cinema Camera with one touch MFT autofocus, and it is a very useful feature. I wouldn't buy a Blackmagic camera without it.

Hope this is helpful,

Bill
Hybrid Camera Revolution


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David Smith
Re: Can someone confirm the EF BMCC does not have auto focus?
on Oct 24, 2013 at 2:58:09 am

It was helpful. Thanks!


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Philip Goetz
Re: Can someone confirm the EF BMCC does not have auto focus?
on Nov 6, 2013 at 8:38:37 pm

So no auto-focus yet on the BMCC 2.5K, correct?

Philip Goetz
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