Sorry for jumping on on this thread, but where should the AF point be if not on an eye? Seems like everything I've read recommends having it on an eye?
Maybe my point above was not clearly put. I was not suggesting not focusing on the eye. Or put another way, I was suggesting focusing on the eye.
But, the question is, how to focus on the eye. If you use an outer AF sensor, and put the little black square on the centre of the eye, you may not be focusing on the eye, because the actual AF sensor is not where the black square is in the viewfinder.
In my case with a 60D, to focus on the eye, I need to put the area just inside the black square on the eye. That makes it a bit of a guess.
If you look at this thread you'll see what I mean:
AF Sensor Behaviour - More complex than it might appear
Here's an example:
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You'd think the top AF sensor would have focused on the pot behind. But the actual sensor is lower than the square, so it's focused on the lego in front.