If you're going to use the center AF point only...

Started Feb 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
Noogy Senior Member • Posts: 1,823
Re: If you're going to use the center AF point only...

Jonathan Brady wrote:

I've seen several reviews of the 6D in which they talk about using only the center AF point. First off, just how bad are the outer points? And second of all, who uses JUST the center AF point? Do many people ignore basic guidelines of photography (ie, rule of thirds) for the majority of their shots?

IMO, I'd like to have highly sensitive AF points in the middle and at the 4 junctions of the rule of thirds and then a small array of other points that don't necessarily have to be quite as sensitive (if we're talking about a budget conscious camera, anyway). Am I the only one thinking like this?

The 6D's center point is so responsive that the outer points can feel inadequate when they are not.  It's just that the center point grabs very rapidly.  The outer points can't match that of the 7D of course, which I also own.  But they're fairly reliable except when there is too little light.

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