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| p.1 #10 · Canon finally honest and openly admit AF crippling |
MintMar wrote: It was a decision that we felt that this type of camera in this particular user group, auto focus performance is not 100% critical.
That does not mean it is "crippled". It means that the market doesn't want to pay for extra AF points. They don't come free. People complain enough about the price of cameras as it is. Put more points in and more people will complain about the price.
Meh. To me AF performance is not directly tied to the number of AF points, anyway. In fact, I had 1D3 configured to use 9 points. But those were all high precision crosses. Not like it was making some special difference, as 1D2N was still able to outperform it. But I found out that most of the time, 9 points was quite enough for me if they performed well.
From my experience, I could almost believe that 50/1.8 was a bad AF performer, until... until I mounted it on 1D2N and found out that it performed very well.
Why did I need 1D body to focus $100 lens wide open accurately? Why couldn't my 400D, 30D and 40D focus it as well as 1D? On central sensor? That's where I expect a performance. Not gazillion of AF points. Even Rebel should be able to focus 50/1.8 accurately on central sensor.
And if some Canon guys says "AF performance is not 100% critical" then I hear it as "your need for sharp pictures from AF is not 100% critical". So there.
It is most likely that the camera was never intended to be marketed to someone as skilled and well equipped as yourself.
EOS 400D, 40D, 1D Mk2 N, 1D Mk3
EF 20/2.8, 35/2, 50/1.8 Mk1, 50/1.4, 85/1.8
EF 24-70L, 24-85, 70-300 IS, 80-200 Mk2
Sigma 10-20/4-5.6 DC, 15-30 DG, 17-70 DC, 24/1.8 DG
Canon waist level viewer 2
Oh, thank you for reminding me.I gotta delete the sold 1D3 (to a guy who knew I didn't like its AF performance. But he took it for the sensor, he shoots a lot of old glass).
MintMar wrote: Oh, it's not. It's a brand switch away. That's much longer and bumpy road. I'm not sure I want Nikon. I want better Canon. Like it's 2012, not 2005.
Waahhh! Canon does not owe you a single thing, not a camera.
Just as I don't owe Canon any brand loyalty or just positive opinions on their products, agree?
If your current camera ceased to function because of the announcement, ... but it didn't.