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Thread started 14 Feb 2011 (Monday) 10:19
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POLL: "Are you satisfied with the AF of the 5D MK II"
Owner - Yes
149
42.5%
Owner - Neutral
72
20.5%
Owner - No
55
15.7%
non-Owner - Yes
20
5.7%
non-Owner - Neutral
31
8.8%
non-Owner - No
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6.8%

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EOS 5D MK II - AF - let's try to clear this up

 
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Feb 18, 2011 13:01 |  #76

The data doesn't lie. Looks like this item of controversy can be put to bed.




  
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Feb 18, 2011 16:58 |  #77

HKGuns wrote in post #11868304 (external link)
The data doesn't lie. Looks like this item of controversy can be put to bed.

Yup, a full half of 5D Mark II owners think the AF system is neutral at best. One in six are dissatisfied. Seems like Canon misjudged the market when they made the decision to leave the AF sensor unchanged from the first 5D.


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Feb 18, 2011 17:20 |  #78

JeffreyG wrote in post #11869729 (external link)
Yup, a full half of 5D Mark II owners think the AF system is neutral at best. One in six are dissatisfied. Seems like Canon misjudged the market when they made the decision to leave the AF sensor unchanged from the first 5D.

GM considers less than 100% customer satisfaction a failure--and they went bankrupt--:lol::lol:


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Feb 18, 2011 17:26 as a reply to  @ dave kadolph's post |  #79

Upgrade from 7D, I'm not happy with it.


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Feb 18, 2011 17:33 |  #80

I'm happy with my 5DII overall but somewhat underwhelmed by the AF. It works but it's not as accurate or as fast as I'd hoped. Is it adequate most of the time? Sure. But I've tried to do some sports shooting, kids parties and the like and it has failed me more than I like.

So log me as one of the "Owner - Neutral" voters with sincere hopes that the 5D3 addresses the AF issue.


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Feb 18, 2011 18:06 as a reply to  @ Erik S. Klein's post |  #81

I was shooting with the T1i, then the 7D before I purchased the 5DII.
I was in the market for a camera that was known to work well with landscape type shooting. In my research, I read all the good with all of the bad being posted by pros and consumers. The information was smack dab in front of me.
I bought the 5DMII because I believed it could fill the need I wanted for landscape.
I was very surprised when I first started shooting with the 5DII. I was thinking...did the people who posted such great things about it really know what they were even saying??

That was until I got home and downloaded the images...WOW, I really made those images? was my first response.
So, I spent the time learning how to use the camera and work with the differences between the two.

I voted neutral, as I would like to be able to get better results from the outer points. One has to work much, much harder and spend way too much time trying to get consistant success.
I do not want to have to focus on one spot and recompose, it really seems like a waste of time, and that does not happen with my 7D, the outer points are very accurate. It is not the speed I am missing, that is what my 7D is for, it is the consistancy of the outer points.

A good question is, which camera would I give up, the 7D or the 5DII? Neither...;)
Another good question is, if the 5DIII has better focus points and faster AF, will I give up my 7D? Hmmmmm.....maybe I would.

BTW: someone mentioned the "six" helping points around the center point in the 5DII. Those points are not active all of the time.


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Feb 18, 2011 19:08 |  #82

Owner and it works well for me. I was using a 40D and added a 5Dm2 - mainly for low-light performance. I'm happy with my 5Dm2 and my 40D pretty much only gets use as a backup/second body.


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Feb 18, 2011 19:10 |  #83

JeffreyG wrote in post #11863680 (external link)
'Does not own the camera' is not the same thing as 'has not ever owned the camera'.

My impression is that all of the 'non-owner' votes are probably from people who have owned or at least used the camera quite a bit.

And which are you? You're quite vocal on the 5Dm2, but don't list it in your sig. How long did you use one?


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Feb 18, 2011 19:16 |  #84

spkerer wrote in post #11870452 (external link)
And which are you? You're quite vocal on the 5Dm2, but don't list it in your sig. How long did you use one?

I have owned a 5D for over three years. I used a 5D Mark II for about two months. IMO the AF systems are essentially the same.


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Feb 18, 2011 19:20 |  #85

JeffreyG wrote in post #11869729 (external link)
Yup, a full half of 5D Mark II owners think the AF system is neutral at best. One in six are dissatisfied. Seems like Canon misjudged the market when they made the decision to leave the AF sensor unchanged from the first 5D.

Agreed.

How could you possibly think that putting what basically amounts to the AF system of a 2005 20D in a modern 2k FF body was an OK thing to do? When you think about it, it really is complete silliness.

What Canon did (or rather didn't do) with the 5d2's AF really is a damn shame.


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Feb 18, 2011 19:23 |  #86

It's a turd :lol:

versedmb wrote in post #11870526 (external link)
What Canon did (or rather didn't do) with the 5d2's AF really is a damn shame.


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Feb 18, 2011 20:21 |  #87

versedmb wrote in post #11870526 (external link)
How could you possibly think that putting what basically amounts to the AF system of a 2005 20D in a modern 2k FF body was an OK thing to do? When you think about it, it really is complete silliness. .

But the Canon sheep just gobbled it up, me included. :)


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Feb 18, 2011 21:36 |  #88

Hate the 5D2 AF system; love the IQ. My keeper percentage is significantly higher with the 7D.


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Feb 18, 2011 22:37 |  #89

I guess most of us will keep it due to the IQ.


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Feb 19, 2011 01:19 |  #90

Why would a non-owner be satisfied or otherwise. Makes no sense. That is like me being not satisfied with the Mercedes I do not have.


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