Canon EOS 1DX and auto focus

Started Feb 13, 2013 | Questions thread
M Stewart
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Re: Canon EOS 1DX and auto focus
In reply to fishingcurmudgeon, Feb 13, 2013

If that was an early review, you need to check out what effect the latest Firmware has had.  With regard to the different apertures, the AF sensitivity (vertical / horizontal etc.) of different AF spots depends on the lens maximum aperture - AF is done at the maximum effective aperture of the lens, or lens + extender combination.  The centre spot is the most sensitive, and will now work down to F/8 with the latest Firmware - e.g. an EF 600 F/4 with a 2x extender.

[Quote]: "EOS-1D X Firmware Version 1.1.1

Firmware Version 1.1.1 for the EOS-1D X incorporates the following fixes:

  1. Enables the centre AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with lens/extender combinations whose maximum aperture is f/8 (before, autofocusing was only possible up to a maximum aperture of f/5.6).   [end Quote]
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