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Old 02-03-2017   #1
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Do you think... Nikon will ever produce a DSLR that will continuous focus in a video, like the EOS 70D does?? Yes, this is a serious question.. I really would like to keep with Nikon... but that dang EOS 70D is a boss at focus! I shoot a mix of pix and vid... one reason I did the 5300. With it, I have full manual (read:creative) power over the camera.. and so far, Im hooked!!

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Old 02-03-2017   #2
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Do you think... Nikon will ever produce a DSLR that will
continuous focus in a video, like the D70 does?? Yes, this
is a serious question.. I really would like to keep with
Nikon... but that dang 70 is a boss at focus! I shoot a mix
of pix and vid... one reason I did the 5300. With it, I have
full manual (read:creative) power over the camera.. and
so far, Im hooked!!

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" ..... I have full manual
(read:creative) power
over the camera ......."


Apparently the above is not quite true. In two
ways. 1. You claim a lack of continuous focus
in video. 2. You claim full manual "creative"
control over the camera.

OK. Number 1. The camera offers "continuous
focus" during video by a very simple system ...
you just turn the ring on the lens, anytime you
need to alter thefocus. 2. Recite the bold type
quote above, while looking in a mirror. Repeat
as needed. Practice focusing while filming your
image in the mirror. Refocus from background
to yourself. Soon you will be able to recite and
focus smoothly all at the same time

FWIW, I'd suggest acquiring an old AI-Nikkor
to enhance your continuous focus experience.
They just feel so much better and have a much
longer throw to the focusing ring. Such lenses
cost very little. Even a dirt cheap old 3rd party
lens will provide that enhancement.
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Old 02-04-2017   #3
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I never claimed lack of anything, only pointed out that the 70D CF during video is superior to any other DSLR I have researched.

I would want the camera to be in either 1) Full manual for creative *or* 2) full auto for fast action subject. Not both.

I might ought to practice with a pulling and/or focus ring more but at any rate.. the 70D is still impressive.
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Wait are you talking about the d70 or 70d. One is Nikon and one is Canon.
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The Nikon D70 was introduced sometime about 2003-2005 and lacks video capability, whereas the Canon 70D is a model that is more than ten years newer and does have video.
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Canon has dual pixel AF, so AF-C in live view
is a Canon SLR feature. Canon and Sony are
major manufacturers of cine-video cameras.
I'm not able to recall a single encounter with
a Nikon brand serious video camera. Therefor
I would not expect to see any in-house video
technology crossover in Nikon's still cameras.

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My main stills cameras are Sonys, but what
little video I need is shot with Canon SLRs. I
use Nikon mainly for snapshots so I've never
noticed its video focusing ability, for better
or worse ... but I do know it does NOT have
a dual pixel sensor. OTOH my specific Canon
SLRs don't have it either !
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Thx Golem, makes sense.

I edited everything to be specific to EOS 70D, since if I were asking if Nikon would ever make one that would focus like... XXX the obvious was... not obvious (If Nikon made a DSLR that AFed in video like a boss, I wouldnt be asking if Nikon would ever....) Though that was my error not being exact on the numbering, my bad.

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Hoping it's okay now. But had a similar problem with mine. let me know if need any help
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Just a simple question asking for a simple answer and we have drama. Why?
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Cuz we can.

Actually hadn't noticed the drama, but I will go back
and try to find it, mainly for the entertainment value.

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