7D matches 5D III focus?
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vsg28
Registered: May 07, 2012
Total Posts: 1227
Country: United States

It depends on the context of course, the OP mentioned lots of BIF and sports and I took one particular context in there.

But the point is: Is it really that hard to miss focus given the correct AF settings on a 7D? It is very likely slower, but is it less accurate than the 5D3?



abqnmusa
Registered: May 11, 2006
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yes



pixelman
Registered: Mar 16, 2002
Total Posts: 1421
Country: Canada

no, traded 7d, could be quality assurance thing, could be anything. 5d3 better.



RobertLynn
Registered: Jan 05, 2008
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Country: United States

vsg28 wrote:
It depends on the context of course, the OP mentioned lots of BIF and sports and I took one particular context in there.

But the point is: Is it really that hard to miss focus given the correct AF settings on a 7D? It is very likely slower, but is it less accurate than the 5D3?

In one shot mode, all of the canon cameras I've owned have performed fine in non-moving targets.
20/30/40/5/5d2/5d3/1d3/1d4/7

All of them have done fine.



ChrisRD
Registered: May 19, 2009
Total Posts: 935
Country: United States

My keeper rate with servo AF shooting and with shallow DOF single-shot situations has been noticeably better with the 5D3 than with any of my former Canon SLRs (which includes two 7Ds). IMO the 7D is a solid camera, very capable and an excellent value...but it does not AF quite as reliably in difficult scenarios as the 5D3 in my experience.



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