Playing around with my new Canon L-primes and the AF-features on my Scarlet, like the focus control on the REDMOTE. Did i miss something or is it currently not possible to map that functionality on side-handle-buttons/wheels or the zoom rocker? Anyway, it gives a nice taste what could be possible with the REDMOTE PRO or a electronical follow focus., just add a smooth wheel, add smaller steps and voila... I hope the USMs will hold up. I also wonder what the STM-Lenses from Canon do add here, i actually don't get what they mean by saying the STM-stuff is better for video-shooters.
There are also functions to set focus to the near/far, this brings the idea of a third point of this kind up: hyperfocal. Would that be possible? Guess that needs profiling and maybe a bit assistance by the AF. Could probably done by the user, via preset. Just save aperture and focal distance into a preset, map it to a button. But this would be just for one lens/focal length. So this brings another idea up, lens dependent presets.
On the other hand, i still can't get decent AF-performance. Its pumping and pumping all the way, every time, even during recording. My new lenses are the 24 1.4 and the 50 1.2, i've also done some tests with a 35 1.4, 24-105 4.0, 70-200 2.8 and a 50 1.4. Nothing comes close to Mark Toia's sample-vid with the 85 1.2:
Does the AF-performance depend on backfocus? I havn't played around with that, because i can get my lenses sharp (even with AF - after lots of "searching") and don't want to mess it up. ;)