frozenframe wrote in post #16930880
Just stumbled across this video by "Micheal the Mentor" ie; Michael the Maven, where he comments about this AF issue. In summary he thinks that it's probably not as widespread a problem as it's getting made out to be. He states that he doesn't shoot wide-open with fast lenses using the view finder. Instead he uses live view. He further comments about it possibly being a problem with the very narrow DOF, with fast lenses. This would be for those that focus and recompose. This could cause the focus point to be pulled outside the plane with very shallow DOF. He also commented on how many people are calling the 70D a piece of junk. He owns and uses one, and feels that it is a very good camera.
One last thing he does comment about, if enough noise is made to Canon, maybe they'll fix it (for those that have the issue).
Anyway for anyone interested the video is on YouTube. Canon EOS 70D Focusing Issue
I like his channel and have been subscribed to him for a while now. He does GREAT shoot out videos. But this whole video is a contradiction.
0:54 shows out of focus picture using a 50 1.4 but an mfa adjustment fixes it Yet he shoots other things and the focus is hit and miss using the center point
MFA is a constant fix for a constant problem If you are having inconsistent focus mfa is not going to cure it.
1:36 I personally would never shoot wide open and recompose
No kidding, who would and that's not the issue. Yet half the video is why not to do this.
3:36 The fix is to use live view or manual focus
neither are really a fix unless you only shoot landscapes, portraits and you consider sports shooting a local snail race. Yes, I bought a $1200.00 af camera to only use manual focus.
5:00 probably just a few camera's but it is a problem
Yet the reason for the video is in the first opening line.
0:03 One question i am getting TONS of email about is the focusing problem with the center focus square at wide open on the canon 70D. A lot of people are reporting this to me
Canon is pretty good about fixing their mistakes if enough noise is heard. I am sure we will see something.
I am surprised he knows nothing of the 1Diii fiasco. Two years and 2 recalls to get a pro level camera to focus properly. I am holding out little hope for them to jump on a pro-sumer camera problem.
Still I applaud him for even making the video. The more people that know about 70D focusing issues the better, for everybody.