The eyes have it: photographers WANT Canon's Eye Controlled Focus back!

The eyes have it: photographers WANT Canon's Eye Controlled Focus back!
(Image credit: Future / Canon)

What goes around comes around, and what's old really is new, as Canon is dusting off its 20-year-old Eye Controlled Focus technology – and photographers both old and new alike are excited to see it return.

This clever bit of tech – which we last saw in old film cameras like the Canon EOS-3,  EOS 30 / Elan 7e and EOS-5 / A2e – enables you to move your focus point by simply moving your eyeball. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.