Canon's new 61 pt AF system (1DX, 5D3) smokes Nikon

Started Aug 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
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No it's not HUGE EOSHQ
In reply to EOSHQ, Aug 13, 2012

EOSHQ wrote:

We heave known for months now that despite having a great sensor the D800 is not a great camera, the focus system is but one reason.

The 5D2 has a terribel AF and was a great camera. The D800's AF is far superior to the 5D2's AF and has a superior sensor.

So how does that make the D800 anything less than a great camera?

But for Lloyd, one of the most fervent Nikon supporters in the world to actually come out and tell the truth about it is wow... just wow... that is a very strong statement, it's Ashton Kutcher HUGE.

Again, not really. He has tested the 85mm prime shot wide open and found there are AF inconsistencies shot wide open at 80 feet or more. That's pretty much a non issue.

Here's why:

1. The test only pertains to ONE lens.

2. The lens is a portrait lens, meaning that 99% of shots will be taken within the distance that Chambers says he gets consistent AF results.
3. At 80 feet, a 6 person fills half the frame in landscape orientation.

Nikon's failure to execute a proper camera design with the D800 is EPIC.

Again, there is sufficient evidence to the contrary.

I can hear wailing and gnashing of teeth of the Nikon fanboi trolls who constantly pollute this forum from a mile away. This one will be fun unless it gets drowned in the denial.

All I can say is that the 5D3 must be a major anti climax if the greatest pleasure you can get is from perecived flaws in a rival camera.

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