« on: February 29, 2012, 12:26:52 AM »
I always wondered why so many of my 5D2 shots were out of focus.Absooolutelty!
Turns out, my tendency to use peripheral AF points, rather than the center point, seems to have been the culprit. No surprise, I learned about this issue here in the CR forums. :-) Needless to say, now I exclusively use the center point. And a lot more shots are in focus.
Even if the 5D2 peripheral points were more accurate, it still limits you to a small diamond shape. I find that limiting. Since when is everything I want to focus in the shape of a diamond? I would have preferred a big rectangle because usually I'm just guessing where I'll be focusing and then slightly recomposing for the crop.
I'm curious to hear if others have had similar issues with peripheral focus points being unreliable.
But i went from nikon to shooting with a 1D then got the 5D2 so you can imagine my horror when I first experienced the AF of the 5D but i am mostly over the shock now just some light scaring.
but the IQ of the 5D2 is soooo nice i have to keep forgiving it for its one legged AF