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Nov 06, 2018 10:39 |  #76

Let's keep hope alive.


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Mar 25, 2019 16:13 |  #77

I visited Canon's Learn online site today. Many of the older, yet very helpful articles are not found. Including the AF Microadjustment Guidebook.

One of the older articles, Back-button AF explained, is present and has been updated for 2019 (or so they say).

On Canon's feedback page, I requested they restore some of the removed articles, including the MA Guidebook. Yeah, I'm sure that will do a lot of good.

https://www.usa.canon.​com …arn/education/t​opics#list (external link)


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Mar 25, 2019 16:16 |  #78

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #18834936 (external link)
I visited Canon's Learn online site today. Many of the older, yet very helpful articles are not found. Including the AF Microadjustment Guidebook.

One of the older articles, Back-button AF explained, is present and has been updated for 2019 (or so they say).

On Canon's feedback page, I requested they restore some of the removed articles, including the MA Guidebook. Yeah, I'm sure that will do a lot of good.

https://www.usa.canon.​com …arn/education/t​opics#list (external link)

See https://cdn.static-bl.com …AF-Micro-Adjust-Guide.pdf (external link) for the AF Microadjustment Guidebook.




  
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Mar 25, 2019 16:33 |  #79

John from PA wrote in post #18834940 (external link)
See https://cdn.static-bl.com …AF-Micro-Adjust-Guide.pdf (external link) for the AF Microadjustment Guidebook.

I too searched for this last week and saw that link in the google results page, but did not click it because of the weird formatting. I know enough that it could be perfectly legit, but still avoided it.

The link I clicked was to canon's site, but as with other links discussed in this thread, it resolved to their support main page.

Canon USA screwed this transition up royally.


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Mar 25, 2019 16:37 |  #80

+1 to that.


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Mar 25, 2019 22:47 |  #81

Hey John, that's great! Many thanks.

Is that from Canon's site? I'm not sure what cdn is.


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Mar 26, 2019 03:05 |  #82

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #18835156 (external link)
Hey John, that's great! Many thanks.

Is that from Canon's site? I'm not sure what cdn is.

CDN is for Content Delivery Network. It is a network of geographically dispersed servers that have mirror copies of content and insure that a download is from the closest source. This is a bit of an anomaly and may not continue to exist. I've explored the site and unfortunately it seems to be the only Canon content, at least at present.

Other sites link to the same source; for instance if you go to https://www.canoncamer​anews-capetown.info …adjustment-guidebook.html (external link) and click download, you get the link I provided.




  
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Mar 26, 2019 18:45 |  #83

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Not much to know about spot af, it shrinks the sensitivity of the AF point down a bit, and is a bit slower in performance over the other modes. Great for stills and other similar types, not great for fast action.

I disagree about the not so great for action part,I’ve been using Spot exclusively since my early days with the 7dm1.While it does slow the frame rate down slightly it’s also the most accurate by far along with not using BBF gives me the best performance out of my 7dmk1 and my7dmkII


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Mar 26, 2019 19:06 |  #84

Next time I will surely tell Canon to check with you before doing anymore changes.


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Mar 26, 2019 20:18 |  #85

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I disagree about the not so great for action part,I’ve been using Spot exclusively since my early days with the 7dm1.While it does slow the frame rate down slightly it’s also the most accurate by far along with not using BBF gives me the best performance out of my 7dmk1 and my7dmkII

Canon even states that spot AF slows things down a bit to make this a bit more accurate. Action is a term that covers a VERY wide gamut of activity. Sure spot AF can work for some action, but it won't be the best for others. It isn't a frame rate issue, it is the locking and firing the shot if you have 1st and 2nd priority set to focus.


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Mar 26, 2019 22:01 |  #86

I rarely use spot and I would never use it while tracking, but that is just me. Based on another thread where Canon messed up multiple links one being an excellent article on this I’d post it.


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Mar 26, 2019 22:14 as a reply to  @ digital paradise's post |  #87

I actually use spot for basketball on the 5d4, with very good results with a high keeper rate. However the 7d2 doesn't do quite as well in the same venue, and there are some action on the 5d4 I won't use spot.

I try it always then draw my conclusions in every unique situation, to decide when/if it can be beneficial.


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Mar 26, 2019 23:36 |  #88

If it works for you then you have to go with it.


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