How bad is the AF on the 5D Mark II

Started Aug 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jay S. Senior Member • Posts: 2,920
Re: How bad is the AF on the 5D Mark II

Never had a problem with the 7D being dodgy in any focusing mode, especially at Yankees games.s

bronxbombers wrote:

Jay S. wrote:

Have never had a problem with my 5DII with either. Lenses play here as well. Shooting a 50mm 1.4 or 85 1.8, I don't have any issues.. my 24-70 likewise has no problems.

The 5DmkIII clearly provided a better AF system, but it is clearly not fast enough to be considered a true sports camera (the 7D - especially with the new fw - is faster than the 5DmkIII and has greater reach with excellent IQ).

Yeah but 7D can get dodgy at times. I trust 5D3 1000x more for stuff like say soccer.
It does hurt to give back the 2fps but AF matters even more.

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