1D Mk II Slow Autofocus

Started May 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
Michael Thomas Mitchell
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Re: 1D Mk II Slow Autofocus
In reply to wallybarthman, May 3, 2012

No, this is absolutely NOT normal. What type of lens are you using? It does make a big difference, though even my slowest lens -- the 50mm 1.8 II -- isn't THAT slow.

wallybarthman wrote:

I purchased a used 1D Mk II from KEH a few months ago and I'm really pleased with it - but there's one thing about that bugs me. The autofocus is super slow to respond, especially in low light.

On my 7D (even in low light) as soon as I hit the shutter button it's fractions of a second before the camera focuses and takes the pictures. On the 1D Mk II it'll sometimes be a second or more before the lens will even start to focus, let alone lock in. Is this normal?

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