« on: July 10, 2012, 10:25:18 PM »
Hello everyone - To get right to the point....
Auto focus points - Is it me or does it seem that canon has jumped on the bandwagon with an overwhelming amount of auto focus points?
Honestly, when i'm photographing anything from Seniors to Weddings...engagements...the whole sha-bang, I can't stand using just the center point as many photographers do, but rather I am constantly dialing between all points re-positioning my camera to get the shot.
(a quick note before low-light photographers jump in on the conversation...When I photograph in low-light situations, the primes come out and I use the AF on the back of the camera (center focus) and hold my focal length in order to focus and re-position)
So, here's my beef...what good is it to have 61 auto focus points when you shoot like me...and use them all the time. Would I have to dial all through them just to get the focus area and then miss the shot? Is this a gimmick? Similarly to the Megapixel wars? Just to entice those on the fence?
Before landscapers join in, too... most successful landscape photographers are usually shooting in manual, so please don't bother commenting on how they use all their AF points...because that's BS.
So, let me recap - landscape photogs shoot in manual or set a "Range" to focus on...low light can focus using the center focus and recompose their shot...weddings photogs either use a focus/Recompose or selective AF points...
Is the 61 AF points really just for those who were suckered into purchasing an expensive camera and can only set it to Automatic?
One last thing....Please don't mistake my humorous demeanor for the need to respond with erroneous and illegitimate information...I am honestly curious how other photographers feel about useless AF Points.
Oh my you don't understand how these other AF points work. Go shoot sports with a 5D Mark III with either a 50L or 85L prime on it and you'll learn very quickly why they matter, and what each type (vertical and horizontal) does.