5DmkII questions: Faster focus than 5D? Battery prob? and 1.6x if you want

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5DmkII questions: Faster focus than 5D? Battery prob? and 1.6x if you want
Dec 5, 2008

Just a few questions at this point in my ownership (now 1 wk): could someone corroborate, it seems like the 5DmkII focuses significantly faster than my 5D. Also, I've seen a few posts by those pondering 'trading up' over the question of losing the 1.6x of a 30/40/50D, but it seems to me that this new sensor is about the equiv of a 13mp 1.6x sensor. So if you want to crop, you can with little loss over the 50d 15mp APS-C (assuming all else is equal) and no pixel count loss over the original 5D. Lastly, has anyone had a battery problem? One of my fully charged batteries played 'dead' for a bit. I replaced it with another, the camera was fine. Put the 'dead' battery back in and it has been working.

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