6D AF behaviour

Started Apr 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
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martin_k13 Regular Member • Posts: 124
6D AF behaviour


Today I had to wait for some minutes, and I was chimping around with my 6D and the 24-70mm f2.8 lens. I own it for a few months now and I am quite satisfied so far. Technically I consider myself to be quite experienced, so I am well aware of what an horizontal and vertical AF sensor point is.

Please look at the following picture. It shows plain cupboard locks and handles. I was about 2m away, at 70mm.

There was absolutely no way my 6D could acquire focus with the scene above and all 11 focus points set to auto. Instead it was constantly focusing back and forth very fast in the macro-range(!) of the 24-70mm lens, the image in the viewfinder was completely blurry at all times. Funny thing is, when I switched to single AF field (center, as in the image above) the camera instantly acquired focus lock. I also checked other single af points, which seemed to work correctly, depending on their alignment (horiz/vert).

Any explanations/suggestions for this behaviour? I know that this is not a very scientific test, and I'm not a big fan of test charts and the like. But this confused me.

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Canon EOS 40D Canon EOS 6D Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM +1 more
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