auto focus with BMPC

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auto focus with BMPC

PostSun Apr 06, 2014 4:36 pm

Does the lens that comes with camera have auto focua abilities...will other lenses that have builtin auti focus work (auto focus) when on BMPC?
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Re: auto focus with BMPC

PostSun Apr 06, 2014 8:01 pm

Lenses do not come with the camera - you usually are buying the Body Only.

With the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera the only lenses that have auto focus are specified on the FAQ as functioning (go to Support--Blackmagic Cameras-->Blackmagic Pocket).
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Re: auto focus with BMPC

PostSun Apr 06, 2014 8:39 pm

And again here we are: did you mean Pocket camera (1080) or Production camera (4K) ?

We _used_ to abbreviated the small one BMPCC (BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera), and its bigger sister BMPC (BlackMagic Production Camera) - but over time and through abuse those acronyms got mixed up...

In either case: these are cinema cameras, in the sense that they like to be used fully manual. The "auto focus" ZombiPie mentioned is a one-shot center focus that only works with a few select lenses, and not during recording - it's not comparable to the autofocus systems found on ENG or consumer cameras. The cameras have well designed focus peaking and focus magnification features though.

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