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I'll edit it this to clarify. For my fast typing, I apologize. Mea Culpa.
Title: 7d AF vs 1-series AF in a new camera
New title [Using the]7d AF vs 1-series AF in a new camera [such as the speculated 5 series]
"?" question marks mean I'm asking a question, not telling the experienced 7d users anything.
OK, I've never owned - or shot - a 7d, so I can't speak from experience, but I've read enough assessments [of the 7d's capabilities] and have owned enough 1-series and 5-series cameras to know how much they differ [to clarify, I meant between the 1 and 5 series]. I've often wondered why anyone, using any Canon camera, would want the 7d AF in anything.
Why would anyone set their sights so low? Why accept another crippled AF system like that found in the 7d (and yes, it absolutely is crippled [compared to the 1 series] even if it's better than the circa 1995 [call it 1999 if you want, but still old, old old} stuff we have in the 5 series)? I see it all the time here and have never understood it.
Can someone please explain, with rational points about why you think trading one crippled system for one that is only slightly less crippled is a good thing? Are we just beggars waiting for Canon to drop something into our cups?
Personally, I have no desire to see the crippled 7d AF show up in another body, even if it is better than the one-usable AF point in the 5 series.
Note: to apologists or those that insist the 5 series AF is fine, just move along and be happy.
Edited on Feb 09, 2012 at 03:16 PM · View previous versions