Calling all 5D Mark II Users...

Started Mar 26, 2011 | Discussions thread
bigdaddave
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Re: Sorry, I hate 3 things......
In reply to David Hull, Mar 29, 2011

Ha-ha.

I've been doing that for 35 years.

It just doesn't work too well at f1.2

David Hull wrote:

bigdaddave wrote:

Agreed.

It's difficult to focus on the eyes or face in portrait orientation, plus the outer AF points aren't as good as the middle one. The fact Canon put the old AF system in is clearly to avoid losing 1Ds3 sales.

Try lining up the desired focus point on the eyes (or whatever else you are interested in), push the shutter button half way to focus (or set the back button and use your thumb), recompose and take the shot. This technique has served photographers well for longer than many of us have been alive. It still works, honest it really does.

Didier Petre wrote:

Not enough AF focus points, and not suficiently spread.
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