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When the 5D mkIII gets the 7D focus system, I'm in!

 
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Mar 18, 2010 21:47 |  #1

The 7D focus systems is leaps and bounds ahead of the previous xxD or 5D IMHO. Having 3 different focus points in horizontal shooting and 2 different shooting modes on both vertical positions is just awesome and make taking pictures very satisfying. Also having the custom function of being able to switch from AI Servo to OneShot on the fly with the DOF button is also cool.

The only thing keeping me from joining the 5D fullframe jump has been the less than stellar focus system.


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Mar 18, 2010 21:51 |  #2

Just get the 5Dii already. Why are you beating yourself up over it damnit


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Mar 18, 2010 22:08 as a reply to  @ DC5 Poe's post |  #3

1DsMKIV - release date unknown.

Cost guesstimated(by me...)$8,000

Hope you still want to be 'in' then.

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Mar 18, 2010 22:22 |  #4

PMCphotography wrote in post #9825822 (external link)
Yeah, I've had serious focus issues with my 5dii. Even in broad daylight.

Sucks.

Lots of fast action stuff?


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Mar 18, 2010 23:14 |  #5

No, normal stuff. It hunts even in bright daylight.

Been sent to Canon twice, each time they say it's normal.


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Mar 19, 2010 00:43 |  #6

PMCphotography wrote in post #9826161 (external link)
No, normal stuff. It hunts even in bright daylight.

Been sent to Canon twice, each time they say it's normal.

what lenses are you using. none of my lenses hunt at all, even my super slow 85L doesnt hunt




  
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PMCphotography wrote in post #9826161 (external link)
No, normal stuff. It hunts even in bright daylight.

Been sent to Canon twice, each time they say it's normal.


Yeahh..well mine must be abnormal cause mine definitely doesn't hunt in daylight lol..




  
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Mar 19, 2010 00:50 |  #8

the 5d already has a focusing system like the 7d. it's called the 1d series :p


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Mar 19, 2010 00:52 |  #9

Like I've already mentioned Canon will not come out with a 5D with an advanced AF system, it will just cannibalize 1Ds sales.


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Mar 19, 2010 01:11 |  #10

yeah i don't know, my 5dii focuses just fine. but then again, using good lenses helps.




  
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Mar 19, 2010 01:42 |  #11

I think the LCD overlay on the viewfinder is the best thing about the 7D.




  
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Mar 19, 2010 01:59 |  #12

as I have said in other similar threads just get a Nikon D700 :D
I wish there is a way to use all my Canon lenses on a Nikon body then I would be able to get a full frame body with advanced AF for about 350 bucks less and all I would lose is 9mpixel and video


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Mar 19, 2010 02:12 |  #13

OP,

There's nothing wrong if you express happiness with your 7D. Your comments almost agrees with many Dslr users wanting fast AF.

I've had no issues with my 5dmkII in focusing issues that some unfortunately have experienced. Yes I wish the AF was faster but for the average shooting situations (not sports) the high ISO performance and IQ is clearly superior to the 7D.

5dmkII's center focus point is incredibly accurate and respectfully fast. Not justifying my purchase by raving about the 5dmkII. It has its merits and demerits.

Talking about things that dont exist (5dmkIII) is ok. We just have to make use of what is offered in the present. I purchased a 1dmkIII (in my budget) to achieve wonderful IQ with phenominal AF. I find the IQ to be more pleasing than the 7D.


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Mar 20, 2010 19:24 |  #14

PMCphotography wrote in post #9837301 (external link)
I'm using good lenses. 24-70 f/2.8, 24-105 f/4, 70-200 f/2.8, 85 1.8, 50 f/1.4... Among a few others. I sometimes have to use the AF assist beam from my 580 for it to focus without hunting. It happens so often in broad daylight that it's now my backup camera.

Maybe try wiping the vaseline off your focus screen? :p

That definitely doesn't sound right. I've had mine hunt sometimes in weird lighting, darker conditions, etc.. but nothing like what you describe.

I AM waiting for the 1Ds though... just hope I can swing it, monetarily though.... ouch.




  
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Mar 20, 2010 21:18 |  #15

richierich1212 wrote in post #9826569 (external link)
Like I've already mentioned Canon will not come out with a 5D with an advanced AF system, it will just cannibalize 1Ds sales.

Well Nikon's bodies have more similar AF systems, and that doesn't seem to stop people from getting the D3 series.


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