The new 5d is amazing (and comments on AF complaints)

Started Sep 17, 2008 | Discussions thread
bronxbombers Forum Pro • Posts: 18,226
Re: The new 5d is amazing (and comments on AF complaints)

In any case, I also just wanted to comment on AF. People are
complaining about the lack of an upgraded AF system, and I am really
not getting why. If you're shooting sports, this isn't the camera
you should be buying anyway. My 20D's focusing system has been
giving me excellent, sharp prints for many years now. If you're not
getting the same, guess what? It's user error...sorry to tell you.
I shoot almost exclusively in low light. Could the AF system be
better? Sure, I guess if they could find a way to make it focus in
even lower light, but if you've actually used an AF body in low light
for any amount of time, you know the tricks to get around the problem.

see thsi is the thing, they cater to the shooter of your type at all tier levels

but onlty cater to people who also want to do action at the very top level, which has just frustrated people nwo that they see nikon doing otherwise.

not everyone needs to pay the extra $1200 for every last bit of 1 series fps and shutter lag, but at least give us xxD levels in those regards, give us close to 1 series performance AF but with less points and features, a small body, a 1 series is a major pain on everyday travel vacation stuff and even on hiking its a bulky pain.

maybe they should have split the line:

5dmkii as is which is great for what you do

PLUS a 6d with: 16.7MP,6fps, better AF, quicker shutter response, less mirror blocktime. (i bet more people would like this than the 5dmkii)

then the next 1dmkiv with even faster fps, 1series level mirror/shutter performance, even more AF points and more
changeable parameters, built-in grip, etc.

and the 1dsmiv with 30MP

then everyone has their cam and all the nikon talk and confusion over what to do all goes away

Of course...there's always manual focus too...I know it's madness to
even suggest doing something manually...but you might be surprised at
the results. Us XXd users will also have the option of a split prism
focusing screen. Taystee.

So, I don't mean this as a post to slobber Canon or be a fanboy, I'm
just saying that for what I do, the type of shots I take, this camera
appears to be exactly what I wanted. Not only that but it is an
order of magnitude better than the Nikons, not that it really matters.

As long as the reviews and samples keep looking good, I will be
getting one as soon as I possibly can. I've waited a LONG time to
upgrade my 20D, and this is one bad mama of a camera.


To the trolls: go out and take some pictures and stop raining on the
parade the rest of us are having. Please.
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