« on: October 09, 2012, 09:00:28 PM »
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I am a purist, and I may chafe at AF for video. But I've tried it the other way, and it just doesn't work.
I believe that the AI Servo parameters (tracking speed, focus priority, etc.) can be registered, but not the AF mode itself - that seems to be what the manual indicates. It states, "Convenient when you want to change the AF characteristics duringAI Servo AF, not to AI Servo AF. However, I haven't tried it yet.
Ok, I just tried it, and no, Switch to Registered AF Function does not change you from One Shot to AI Servo.
Still, that combination combined with the one-button press-and-hold change to AI Servo would do it, i.e. assign the registered AF function to the DoF Preview button and use that for a one-touch change from single AF point selection to 61-point auto selection, and then press and hold the M.Fn2 button to change from One Shot to Servo. Obviously, that's only possible on the 1D X with the M.Fn2 button right next to the DOF Preview button.
Still, I currently have C2 assigned as One Shot with single point selection, and C3 as AI Servo with 61-point selection, and I can rapidly switch since I have the M.Fn1 button assigned to Switch to Custom Shooting Mode. That's better for me, because in Servo mode I also want a higher minimum shutter speed setting.
What are people's experiences using the 24-105mm f/4 L IS for video?
How important is IS/VR for video?
Is there a way that I can have it set to have single point on One Shot focus, but when I press the DOF button, or whatever I have it assigned to, to bring up 61pt focus, have it shift over to AI Servo?
Or am I just asking a little too much from my camera now?
It's still useful information for me and thank you for participating.
Anyway, I spent 2 minutes of my time and ran a little high-pass sharpening combined with rising contrast on that failed womans portrait. Ways better, as you can see below in the first row! (After that I got a little snotty and did the same to the nikon-image - just the other way around. * g * Perhaps those canon samples got a little sabotage .....
.... This is not given, so push those sample into the dustbin.
Any ideas when the prices may come down?