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| p.3 #14 · you say the 5D's cant focus? |
well wonder how all them wedding photographers..over there in the wedding forum,are able to get in-focus shots?hmmm...if they were this bad wouldnt they,switch to a 1DSmk3 or a Nikon...?
There's little point in pretending that someone claims the 5DII simply can't focus at all and then pointing to in-focus photographs to demonstrate that it can. I don't know of anyone who's said the 5DII simply can't focus. Most people who have owned the camera (and I'm one) would say the center point is quite good but the outer focus points are inconsistent. Not that every photograph made with outer focus points is bad, just that it's something of a guessing game as to whether a photograph made with them will be in focus or not. And some of us think that for $2,500 or so the 5DII should do a better job than it does when using the outer focus points.
It depends. Like always. :-)
I do Weddings since 4 years now again. If you do a docu you run around and look for a motive. Does really anybody on this world use anything else than the center AF point? No. That is why wedding shooters do not have big issues about the 5D (& MK II) You just can not look for the placement of any AF point and fix it or switch to it before the important moment has gone. There are three possible ways to handle: 1. Trust one and rearange, 2. focus manual or 3. trust your camera that it will find the focus by using its great 45 or whatever AF points.
You might guess what comes out. 1 or 2. Solution 3 gives you 10-15 % of keepers if you want to compose a beautiful image. Because no camera knows anything about composition. It will choose one or a collection of AF points. If it hits what you want, its just one thing. Luck! One can switch between not eye focused AF points if one trusts them. But that needs TIME that you do not have if you want to catch a moment. At least 1-2 seconds (if you are really fit with your gear. That is about 1-2 seconds to long for catching an important moment. Nobody waits for you. I shoot 600-1200 pictures at a wedding. My customer gets about 250 - 300. Whatz do you think why? Because the rest is deleted.