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How bad is the 5D2 AF really?

 
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Nov 03, 2010 23:16 |  #61

How bad is the 5D2 AF really?


All the people who don't own one think it's really bad :)


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Nov 04, 2010 03:50 |  #62

tkbslc wrote in post #11205636 (external link)
It actually has the best center point, but the worst outer points that canon makes.

That's not true,

when you say the best center point, it's actually a crap in lowlight,
you can't lock the focus easily


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Nov 04, 2010 04:47 |  #63

it's actually a crap in lowlight,
you can't lock the focus easily

Funny that, I have no problem locking focus in low light,a lot of our work is in night clubs and dimly lit bars and its not let me down there.


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Nov 04, 2010 07:49 |  #64

I have no problem focussing in low light! I also find that outer focus points work fine for me in reasonable lighting conditions.


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Nov 04, 2010 07:54 as a reply to  @ Ianfp's post |  #65

fotoworx wrote in post #11221369 (external link)
All the people who don't own one think it's really bad :)

Good point - people also tend to want a super extra AF then then unless they shoot sport just use a single point anyway... Heck, the Leica S9 has just 1 AF point if I am not mistaken - nobody complains and it costs upwards of 20.000€...

tongki wrote in post #11222303 (external link)
That's not true,

when you say the best center point, it's actually a crap in lowlight,
you can't lock the focus easily

Are you sure? Why does everybody who own one say otherwise - if yours doesn't focus well in low light you might have an issue with the camera - take it to Canon?
(Assuming you have a sufficiently contrasty area to focus on)


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Nov 04, 2010 07:56 |  #66

take a look at my website...all the images have been captured with Canon 5DII


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Nov 04, 2010 07:58 |  #67

Not bad at all. I shoot landscapes, low light events, family portraits and it performs above what I need it to do.


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Nov 04, 2010 08:26 |  #68

center AF is accurate. outer points are ok in good light, in bad light...there is much to be desired.


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Nov 04, 2010 08:45 |  #69

quattroatl wrote in post #11205772 (external link)
So are most 5D mkii owners using center-point and then recomposing? I don't look forward to this method with f/1.2 or f/1.4 lenses.

I try not to do this at wider apertures, it tends to throw the plane of focus off.


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Nov 04, 2010 08:47 |  #70

BiPolarBear wrote in post #11208168 (external link)
In MHO... 5d2 equals about my 20D in AV servo.

Not too surprising, since the 5D and the 5D Mark II are very similar, and the 5D got the 20D AF sensor with the addition of the six invisible assist points.


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Nov 04, 2010 09:50 as a reply to  @ post 11205878 |  #71

FWIW, we've been using a couple 5D MkII's for over a year now and have had no issues with the focusing system. We photograph weddings and portrait sessions so there isn't too much that is fast moving like there would be with sporting events.


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Nov 04, 2010 09:54 |  #72

Ferrari_Alex wrote in post #11205612 (external link)
Don't listen to it......
AF is very good....I use 5D MKII

+1 same with me




  
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