Blog / Learn & Help / Technology Latest Canon EF lenses increase functionality of latest Canon 5D/C300 III/C500II cameras Technology Canon’s autofocus technology has continued to improve and the latest dual pixel CMOS AF system is the most sophisticated ever, allowing smooth, high-performance focus tracking and face detection on the Canon C300 Mk II and C500 Mk II cameras. However, in order to take most advantage of this new functionality, the user needs to use the latest lenses as well, specifically with long focal lengths, where a very shallow depth of field is generated. Dual Pixel CMOS AF is a sensor-based, phase detection Auto Focus (AF) technology designed to provide smooth, high-performance focus tracking in movies and fast autofocus acquisition when shooting still photos in Live View mode which features on the Canon C300 III and Canon C500 II models. Barry Griffin demonstrating the extraorinary AF capability of the Canon C500 II camera Full example with different programmes It is a unique, Canon-developed technology, ideal for creating professional-looking pull-focus effects and keeping a subject moving towards the user in sharp focus whilst maintaining a blurred background – a defining characteristic of EOS Movies. All Canon EF, EF-S, and EF-M lenses with autofocus can take advantage of Dual Pixel CMOS AF and specifically the latest Canon C300 MK III and Canon C500 Mk II cameras. Certain discontinued lenses and lens and extender combinations cannot use Dual Pixel CMOS AF for high speed focus drive. In these cases Dual Pixel CMOS AF obtains the correct direction of focus before automatically switching to contrast detection. This is faster than contrast detect autofocus alone. Performance in Movie Servo AF mode, which uses slow speed drive, is not affected. Arrived and ready for hire are: Canon 16-35 Mk II F2.8 EF L USM lens. Canon 24-70 Mk II F2.8 L USM EF lens. Canon 70-200 Mk III F2.8 EF L USM lens. Related articles Netflix Approved UHD 4K cameras Cameras, Technology Here is a list of Netflix approved UHD cameras as of November 2020. VMI evaluation of whether the Canon C500 Mk II is any good? Technology The Canon C500 Mk II may look like a C300 II but it has been completely redesigned and we think that in this configuration it becomes a fully-featured 4K camcorder … Read more Wireless Lens Control Systems – all you need to know (updated Sep 19) Technology THIS ARTICLE AIMS TO INTRODUCE THE CURRENT RANGE OF WIRELESS LENS CONTROL SYSTEMS WHICH VMI CONSIDERS THE BEST IN THEIR FIELD AND EXPLAIN WHY WE THINK THAT THEY WORK VERY WELL IN GIVEN SCENARIOS.