« on: January 05, 2012, 09:10:52 AM »
I agree about the 5D AF. Centre is awesome, but I would love some cross AF sensors on the outer rim. Doesn't worry me much as I shoot mainly landscape. Sensor performance and RAW quality is important to me.
I have never used a 1D camera, but from what I can gather, you can customize the way the AF works to your needs by mucking around with the custom functions that can be accessed via menu only. It's like customizing the various AF algorithims to suit your needs. If you want the AF to work best for you, you need to sort this out. If I am right, sounds like the AF whiners haven't spent the time in learning these in depth functions to get the best out of their cameras. Less time drinking beer and more time tinkering!
Interesting Canon has had a good crack about overhauling their AF for the 1Dx. I know some have questioned F8 capabilty, but lets see how the package performs once it's released into the wild. Would be interesting to see how the D4 goes, but I don't see either as ship jumping or buyer remorse cameras as both will be awesome!