AF comparison between 500D/50D/60D/7D?

Started Mar 5, 2011 | Discussions thread
Peter 13 Veteran Member • Posts: 8,301
Re: AF comparison between 500D/50D/60D/7D?

Entropius wrote:

I'm asking this on behalf of my father, who does bird photography with a 500D and 100-400.

He's terribly frustrated with AF problems with his camera, which don't seem to be the fault of particular bodies/lenses; the same problems happen with his 350D and 100-400, and with his 70-200/2.8 (non-IS).

Essentially, the problem is that:

I used to shoot with the 350D until recently. (2) is a valid point but (1) and (3) are a matter of technique. You have to focus on a contrast part of the bird (the head/the eye is usually good target), and realize the AF sensors are larger than the points that you see.

My 50D is better in that respect and has MA. The 60D has the same AF system with no MA (some believe it has magic AF powers). The 7D has more advanced AF system, the 550D/600D - more basic.

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