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.

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

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