D700 vs 5DII vs A900

Started Nov 4, 2008 | Discussions thread
iTanas Regular Member • Posts: 298
I have exactly same experience with 5D as above

As 5D owner my experience is pretty much exactly like in the link posted above (PDF). Non-center points sometimes nail the focus, sometimes just dont. No operator error here (and there).

pascal b wrote:

If I can recommend you, don't forget many other priority features
like for example... focus precision.
I will not try to convince you to forget the 5D2 as I did not test
it. But I have a BIG feeling as the AF system is exactly the same in
the MK2... I have a very very bad experience with 5D. Even if here
you will find many people saying 5D focus is perfect I can tell you
that Canon focus in general is very disappointing (I deeply test an
other 5D and a 1DS2 coming from CPS when mine was under repair and
the "famous" problem of front or back focus, especially with lenses
like 135L (lens I love), was identical or even worse, yes worse !
And I can add that I just met 2 weeks ago a pro sport photographer in
Paris who explained me that after a long time fighting against a very
poor AF result with 1D2 and 1D3 (yes also 1D2), he decided to sell
everything from Canon to buy a D3 + D300 for his job.
Here is a pdf which clearly explain the Canon focus limit (I will not
say any more “problem” because Canon DON’T want te recognize it as a
problem). You will see some very good focus results but also MANY
VERY bad photos taken during the same day in the same place with the
same guys etc.
http://www.pascalbarreiro.com/ftp/eos5d_autofocus/5d_135L.pdf

You need to trust your tool especially when you try to reach
beautiful bokeh…

I was a BIG Canon supporter from my first Digital camera (D30). But
now it‘s OVER.
Good luck in you decision and don’t forget one last thing, it’s more
or less like a marriage, it’s always painful to divorce from a Camera
brand.

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