5D AF vs. 20D AF

Started Oct 8, 2006 | Discussions thread
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hong197
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5D AF vs. 20D AF
Oct 8, 2006

I've been wrecking my brain over this issue. I currently own a 20D and am having issues with AF. I only manually choose the center focusing point using lens that are f2.8 or faster. I've done numerous focus tests and read all about 20D AF issues on this forum and others. And I am convinced that it's not user error, but the camera (Yes, I've also got both the camera and lens calibrated). It is not consistently off. But seemingly random front-or-back focusing that's driving me nuts.

So, my question is, is 5D's AF significantly better than 20D's? I'm willing to upgrade only if it will give me more consistently focused pictures. Please, I don't want theoretical answers but experiential. Those who've owned both 20D and 5D, apart from everything else, does 5D's AF give you consistently better focused pictures than 20D?

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