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Jan 20, 2019 13:28 |  #2491

Moving the AF point w/ rear LCD can be dramatically sped up if you switch it from relative to absolute, but I couldn’t get along with how erratic it was when you’d lift your thumb off the LCD and then put it back on to recompose, and the point jumps somewhere unintended.

Overall, the touch AF is awesome, I like it just as much as the joystick, but for shooting outdoors with gloves on, I think a joystick is still very much a vital feature.


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Jan 20, 2019 13:32 |  #2492

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Moving the AF point w/ rear LCD can be dramatically sped up if you switch it from relative to absolute, but I couldn’t get along with how erratic it was when you’d lift your thumb off the LCD and then put it back on to recompose, and the point jumps somewhere unintended.

Overall, the touch AF is awesome, I like it just as much as the joystick, but for shooting outdoors with gloves on, I think a joystick is still very much a vital feature.

I think your still trying to figure out where you stand Matt... its all new for you.. It took me a few weeks/months to work through using and switching the way I do things... But now if I pickup any mirrorless I know just what I like.


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Jan 20, 2019 13:33 |  #2493

And since this thread is lacking actual photos... my almost-7 month old daughter:


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Jan 20, 2019 13:41 |  #2495

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I think your still trying to figure out where you stand Matt... its all new for you.. It took me a few weeks/months to work through using and switching the way I do things... But now if I pickup any mirrorless I know just what I like.

In some regards, perhaps, but the Relative vs. Absolute touch-AF is definitely decided for me. If Canon could just match the Relative speed to that of the Absolute, and give us the ability to fine tune it, it'd be a major win. Absolute is just too jumpy; it'd be like using a DSLR w/ joystick, and when you went to move the AF point it'd suddenly jump to a random spot, versus it being where you had left it (how it is when set to Relative). I test drove Absolute when I was quickly trying to shoot a fidgety bird (a Chickadee, to be exact), and it was an exercise in futility.


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Jan 20, 2019 13:46 |  #2496

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In some regards, perhaps, but the Relative vs. Absolute touch-AF is definitely decided for me. If Canon could just match the Relative speed to that of the Absolute, and give us the ability to fine tune it, it'd be a major win. Absolute is just too jumpy; it'd be like using a DSLR w/ joystick, and when you went to move the AF point it'd suddenly jump to a random spot, versus it being where you had left it (how it is when set to Relative). I test drove Absolute when I was quickly trying to shoot a fidgety bird (a Chickadee, to be exact), and it was an exercise in futility.

That does not happen to me.... I do not use Absolute...


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Jan 20, 2019 13:53 as a reply to  @ Pondrader's post |  #2497

It's hard to put what I'm trying to describe into words.. Try it out and you'll see what I'm trying to convey. Absolute is much faster, but erratic... Relative is a joy to use, but much slower.


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Jan 20, 2019 13:55 |  #2498

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I think your still trying to figure out where you stand Matt... its all new for you.. It took me a few weeks/months to work through using and switching the way I do things... But now if I pickup any mirrorless I know just what I like.

Hey Jeff. How are you making out with gloves now that the weather has hit? What kind of solution are you using?


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Jan 20, 2019 14:15 |  #2499

I dont really shoot the R any different than I did the 7DII... I dont even think about it.. It just happens right in front of my eyes just as it did looking through the viewfinder on the 7DII. I sometimes dont leave the viewfinder for long stretches of time.. I've had a crowd form around me and not even know for quite some time... I may get a little to into the shoot.


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Jan 20, 2019 14:16 |  #2500

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It's hard to put what I'm trying to describe into words.. Try it out and you'll see what I'm trying to convey. Absolute is much faster, but erratic... Relative is a joy to use, but much slower.

O I did Matt. Ive had an R around since October... Matt I can put my AF point on target 4 times faster than the 7DII and joystick....


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Hey Jeff. How are you making out with gloves now that the weather has hit? What kind of solution are you using?

I'm using a Cabelas Data Tip glove. Not the warmest but I don't start whining until it hits below -35c.... I am Canadian ya know.... Living in the igloo helps condition a person...  :p:-D


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I'm using a Cabelas Data Tip glove. Not the warmest but I don't start whining until it hits below -35c.... I am Canadian ya know.... Living in the igloo helps condition a person...  :p:-D

LOL. Yeah. But at least you can snuggle up with the dog sled team ;) . I used two different types of tactile gloves but I was never able to get very good results. I'll have to give it another go one of these days.


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LOL. Yeah. But at least you can snuggle up with the dog sled team ;) . I used two different types of tactile gloves but I was never able to get very good results. I'll have to give it another go one of these days.

Isn't that how the singing group "3 Dog Night" got their name? :-)




  
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Isn't that how the singing group "3 Dog Night" got their name? :-)

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LOL. Yeah. But at least you can snuggle up with the dog sled team ;) . I used two different types of tactile gloves but I was never able to get very good results. I'll have to give it another go one of these days.

lol ... too funny. I find swapping warm gloves to workable gloves to be the answer..... And if the shooting gets intense I will go without regardless of temperature. My shutter keeps me warm as it about never stops.


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