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5d MK II autofocus problems

 
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Jul 01, 2010 15:29 |  #61

dan j wrote in post #8443058 (external link)
I can focus and take photos of my 2 year old indoors just fine with my f/2.8 lens. With the 5D2 you can dial up the ISO and not use aftermarket noiseware. If it's still too dark you can always add a flash which will provide light (duh) and focus assistance if it's a newer Canon flash.

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Note that the AF assist light only comes on in one-shot, and won't in servo. I dunno why, but it vexed the heck out of me until I figured that out. Since I generally am in servo to track my active toddler, mine rarely sees use.


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Jul 01, 2010 16:39 |  #62

drdiesel1 wrote in post #10461831 (external link)
Can you tell us what focus screen you're using. Thanks.

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Jul 01, 2010 17:13 |  #63

I didn't realize they could be changed. I'll have to pick one up.


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Jul 01, 2010 18:10 as a reply to  @ Apollo.11's post |  #64

You may want to adjust your lens using micro adjustment.

My 70-200 is off, too. It's back focusing.

People have been shooting birds with the 5DII, and their images were tack sharp. These rumors about the "bad" autofocus of the 5D have been around a lot - and only because Canon didn't update the autofocus.

Most of these complaints will very likely be pilot errors.


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Jul 01, 2010 20:03 |  #65

bohdank wrote in post #10462239 (external link)
EG-S


Thanks ;)


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Jul 01, 2010 20:35 |  #66

basic suggestion, but sometimes we expect so much from our toys we forget about it... try to focus on something that has contrast. In you example, try to focus on the edge of the cupboard (getting both sides) or in the handle, or something different from the plain cupboard. Unless it is pitch black, you might get better results...


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