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Sep 15, 2010 09:04 |  #16

The 1 series is always Canons Top performer for AF.

IMHO the order is as follows

1D mkIV
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Sep 15, 2010 09:16 |  #17

I shot with the 1DIV last night, it had issues focusing center point once the light got low. My 1ds2, was instant


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Sep 15, 2010 09:22 |  #18

nchphoto wrote in post #10913337 (external link)
I shot with the 1DIV last night, it had issues focusing center point once the light got low. My 1ds2, was instant

I don't doubt this for a second, but remember all 1 series have almost excessive AF options and settings in the custom functions etc.. and the latest are even more complex.
Off the shelf, shooting with the body you are used to is very likely to provide better results.. but if you had the new body for a few months and configured it in the way you have had time to configure your tried and true 1Ds, to your needs for your specific situations,. the results may have been different.

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Sep 15, 2010 11:30 |  #19

perhaps, but I know I now want one!


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Sep 15, 2010 11:56 as a reply to  @ nchphoto's post |  #20

Even if you are only using the center point in decent light, the 1D Mark III has more AF capacity, since it's designed to be able to track focus on a moving target at a frame rate of 10 frames/s, while the 5D Mark II is capable of less than four. Therefore, they gave the 1D Mark III more AF processing power.

When focusing on a distinct subject in good light at standstill, not much beats the 40D/50D/7D with the EF-S 17-55 mm f/2.8 IS USM in executing a One Shot focus operation.

But the timing of such an operation is dependent on both the lens used and the camera, and cameras like the 1D Mark IV can't use that very quick EF-S lens. There counterparts like the EF 24-70 mm f/2.8L USM or the EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS USM are bogged down by a heavy design with heavy lenses.


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Sep 15, 2010 12:10 |  #21

bbarnett51 wrote in post #10911150 (external link)
Im in love with the 7D BUT I am using it for wildlife photography and i need a fast accurate AF system for birds, elk, and anything else that moves. Thats why i chose the 7D. I even looked at the Nikon 300s and I really liked the 7D better.

However, If I were shooting more landscape and portrait, the 5DMII would probably be better. IMO

That's a fair assessment. In a DSLR, you can't get better image quality than the 5D Mk II. Sometimes I struggle with AF, but I always seem to manage. It is an irritation more than anything. The 7D is much better in everything except image quality. Depends on what is most important. There are many, many people with both. For wildlife or birding, many people would say th e 7D is the best camera because it has more reach than the 1D4.

The 1D Mk IV is the best of both worlds, but at a very steep price. I'm not sure for pure image quality it beats the 5D2.


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Sep 15, 2010 12:13 |  #22

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #10913285 (external link)
The 1 series is always Canons Top performer for AF.

IMHO the order is as follows

1D mkIV
1D MkII
1D MkIII
7D

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