Hi All! Long time lurker here, 1st time post... and unfortunately it had to start with a confusing issue.
Here's something I ran into that I just find perplexing. The 7D is hyped as having an all new focus system with all 19pts being cross type sensors, all of them are the same, blah blah blah, but I check the 7D manual, and the description under the section "Lens’ Maximum Aperture and AF Sensitivity" on page 91 says the following:
[With lenses whose maximum aperture is larger than f/5.6]
With all AF points, cross-type AF sensitive to both vertical and
horizontal lines is possible.
[With lenses whose maximum aperture is larger than f/2.8*]
With the center AF point, high-precision, cross-type AF sensitive to both
vertical and horizontal lines is possible. The center AF point’s sensitivity
to vertical and horizontal lines is about twice as sensitive as the other
The remaining 18 AF points will work as cross-type points with lenses
brighter than f/5.6.
Unless I'm interpreting this wrong, this is saying the center point is STILL the most sensitive point, and if I'm using a lens like the 50mm 1.4, I should still stick to the center pt if I want the most accuracy.
And I thought to myself... wait a minute, that sounds like the same as the 40D. So then I opened open my 40D manual, and on page 79, the description is EXACTLY the same, word for word.
What's going on? Did someone at Canon goofed up when writing the manual? If the 7D manual is wrong, where can I go to find correct info on the 7D's focus points? I hope to God it isn't the same as the 40D (it better be damn well in a different league)