dual pixel raw with EOS 5D Mark IV

Dual Pixel RAW was one of the big things of the new EOS 5D Mark IV at the launch, but since then it’s gone a bit quiet. I took a look to try and show you how Dual pixel RAW changes your photos.

There are three effects that can be applied in Canon’s DPP software to a dual pixel RAW image

  • Focus shift
  • Bokeh shift
  • Ghosting reduction

I ventured out with a bag of fast prime lenses and the amazing Pomegranate Wolf. Once I’d processed the files I realised you’d need to see them moving so here’s the short video


Dual pixel RAW gear

I used the EOS 5D Mark IV of course, lenses were EF 135mm f/2L USM for the focus shift and ghosting pictures, and the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM for the bokeh shift picture.

You can process a dual pixel RAW image normally in Lightroom, but without the focus and bokeh shift or ghosting reduction that is possible using DPP.