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7D Autofocus - WOW!!!

Started Aug 28, 2010 | Discussions thread
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7D Autofocus - WOW!!!
Aug 28, 2010

I'm pretty new to my 7D (coming from 30D) so I'm still amazed by it...

I knew the AF was improved, and all the additional points and stuff. But all that aside - the thing just does incredible AF in near complete darkness.

I went to a party two nights ago, and forgot my flash at home, so I shot with built in flash. After the 3rd person kindly asked me to not blind them before the photo, I turned off the AF assist beam (i.e. annoying pre flashes).

I was amazed at how well and how fast the 7D was able to AF in near darkness using a slow lens (15-85). I could barely see in my own eyes things the 7 locked on. It did, occasionally, hunt a bit, but that was in real extreme situations. For the most part, the AF was incredible. I'm keeping my AF assist beam off permanently...

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