Canon 5d Mark 2 and Canon 70d

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Scott Larson Veteran Member • Posts: 6,683
Re: Canon 5d Mark 2 and Canon 70d

Tannin wrote:

Years later, Canon replaced the 5D Mark 1 with the 5D Mark II. They had been working on a spiffy new AF system for the Mark II, but it wasn't ready on time and, in the end, they released the new model with the old 5D Mark 1 focus system carried over more-or-less unchanged.

Masaya Maeda CEO of Canon's Imaging Products said at the time of the 5D Mark II release, "Firstly the market’s evaluation of the 5D’s AF system has been very positive. There have been no complaints from users, with everyone saying it’s very good. Given that, to a certain extent, we think we shouldn’t change it."

See, Canon received no complaints about the 5D autofocus so they put that successful AF system right into the Mark II without changing a thing!

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