5D AF sucks---see examples

Started Nov 6, 2008 | Discussions thread
David Pastern Contributing Member • Posts: 726
Re: Be honest

Then why bother buying a modern camera, might as well buy a non AF camera. The AF is a tool, and it should work reliably. That said, it's not a perfect tool, and I don't think the 5D has done a bad job of things here. Light levels were probably low, we don't know what lens was being used, since EXIF shows everything else other than lens type/f stop etc. Shooting at f4 is still going to give a pretty narrow DOF range as well, and that won't help your cause. Add to that, there's movement, and you're asking for trouble. Only a 1 series camera's AF would have dealt with this better imho.

All in all, they're not too bad shots given the shooting scenario.

Dave

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