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Thanks to lexvo and Tim Chong for clarifying that. I remembered that the 1 series had multiple cross-type sensors but had forgotten where they were located. However, they are not optimized for shooting AI servo in portrait orientation-imho.
I took the liberty of copying the above gif to show the placement I was referring to in my post above.
I'd like to see Canon utilize cross-type sensors at the points circled below:
Well, I missed the uppermost one I wanted to circle , but you get my drift .
This would be ideal (imho) for tracking a player in American football, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, rugby etc. It would give the option of focusing on the players face or helmet, or in the case of soccer and field hockey the ball. The way Canon has them laid out you would almost be better off shooting everything in landscape for the most accurate AF and then cropping the sides off.
If you use the center AF point and hold it on the players head you wind up with a whole lot of dead space at the top of the frame that needs to be cropped out.
I would gladly give up a most of the 45 AF sensors if I could get 10 or 12 cross type sensors where I want them
thanks again to lexvo and Tim...