ictionalfuture wrote in post #8273439
Hi Yogi so you use a £100 wireless transmitter for the infared af assist, clever... Expensive ...but it might do the trick, Not good for shooting concerts though where no flash is allowed as i bet the bouncers will see it an take it straight off the menu.
the ST-E2 is NOT a flash though, just the IR (or whatever) transmitter, but it helps with AF a lot in the dark as needed....
ed rader wrote in post #8274065
i've never used the 5d II but i did own the 5d and it's supposed to have the same AF.
it's not the same. Do we have to deal with this every time someone is unhappy with the AF on the 5Dii? It's got the same sensors, yes, but the processing has changed. It's better. How much better depends on the user and how they use it, but for me it's a nice improvement. I've never used a 50D, but a 40D... With my 40D it had cross type sensors, sure, and they'd work much better than my original 5D, but when I switched to the 5Dii, I actually prefer it's AF better in super low light. W/o cross type sensors YOU have to help it out by finding something in the scene that goes the right direction and has contrast. It's not that hard in practice. Once you've learned that the crappy 5Dii will AF in super low light using outer points. It's center point is MUCH better than the 40D. My issue with the 40D is the outer points do work, they're just slow and note as accurate once they think they're done. The 5Dii takes longer, but is more accurate. It depends on what you're shooting as to which is better.
and obviously, I'd LOVE the 5Dii to have all cross points as well, but it's accuracy at the center point is so good I've learned to work with it's other flaws.