Why did Canon Omit Spot Focus on the MarkIV & not the 7D?

Started Feb 24, 2011 | Discussions thread
Scott Larson
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Re: You guys are talking about 2 DIFFERANT things!!
In reply to Keith Reeder, Feb 26, 2011

Keith Reeder wrote:

GtoJon wrote:

MkIV owners... just want that area to be smaller

Do "they"?

Or is this in fact just something you're bent out of shape about?

My discovery of the larger focus points on the 1D Mark III happened when I found I couldn't focus on a person about a 100 feet away with my 135mm f2.0. At this distance a person's face is about the size of a focus box and it worked perfectly with the 1D and 1D Mark IIn. The Mark III was focusing all over the place.

This is not a common use probably but in sports sometimes I want to focus on a person's face in front of a large crowd. This is much trickier with the Mark III and Mark IV.

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