Can a 5D4 lock focus on a subject when you recompose?

Started Aug 8, 2019 | Discussions thread
OP Redcrown Senior Member • Posts: 1,723
Re: Can a 5D4 lock focus on a subject when you recompose?

Thanks, I understand there are ways around this issue. I can use live view to compose first then focus, or in the view finder, compose first then move the focus point over the subject.

But I'm old and visually challenged (normal bi-focals) so for me, using live view is a PITA unless I'm shooting landscapes on a tripod. Likewise, putzing around to move the focus point is too difficult and time consuming for me. I'm amazed how easy, fast, and accurate the little Sony is (RX100).

It only matters when I'm shooting close up portraits at 150 to 200mm and f/8. That DOF is so small that normal focus-recompose-shoot with the center spot can easily lead to slightly soft images.

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