5DMKII outer points are terrible?

Started Jan 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
AOKH Senior Member • Posts: 2,675
Re: Was it this duck that was fuzzy?

Timbukto wrote:

All of them were AI-Servo with back button focus operation. However most of the shutter releases were with AF -on left down. Thus almost every shot had the AF point marked in liveview display or embedded in EXIF. For example the 3 sequence or 2 sequence shot of the moving duck or goose is clearly AI Servo with back button focusing. I also decide to jog the AF point for the last shot. I am not machine gunning it however...there are times where AI Servo definitely gets confused and some of it is just paying attention to VF and AF sounds to know when AI Servo is confused so you do not release shutter, etc. But it is more competent than confused at least with these conditions.

I am interested in what either 6D or 5Dmk2 owners can do with their outer points in AI Servo. For me I find one shot is only more accurate than AI Servo in fringe scenarios not worth worrying about most the time. Basically if I am not shooting still life, use AI Servo.

Thanks, pretty good results then!  

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Regards. Anders

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