I've been reading this thread (or maybe it was 1 of the many other 70D threads?) since last night & only a few people have mentioned my concern. So I guess I'm overly concerned about a minor issue. BUT, of course, I'll bring it up anyway.
Is anyone concerned about the focusing sensitivity only going down to -.5ev? Is this going to be a problem in medium/low or low light situations w/ anything other than a fast prime? Or even w/ a fast prime? I mean we've got this great new Dual Pixel focusing system so I can't imagine Canon would do this if it really is going to prove problematic, right? I mean they just went through the marketing disaster with the EOS M, would they really do this to something w/ the sales/profit potential of the 70D??
I know the standard answers are: No, no, not a problem-you're just obessing about some minor little thing. Or perhaps the always safe (but much less fun): we'll just have to wait & see.
I'm curious because I use a 7D as my back up. I've always felt it did just fine w/ low light focusing-until I borrowed (& then rented) a 6D. The 6D, w/ its infamous single center cross focus point, really did amaze when I used it in low light. After that, I want something that has either the -3ev capability or at least something close to it.
I have to admit that I was thinking about switching out my back up for something newer (touchscreen, silent mode, a new sensor, deeper bracketing, & I admit to being curious about using wireless remote control once the apps start coming out). The 70D is still a consideration once the initial pricing drops a little given that I can cover most or all of the cost with the sale of my beloved 7D. But again, having got a taste of low light focusing with the 6D & a fast prime, IDK. I may just have to keep waiting & walking around with my dated (but still satisfying) equipment-my 5D2 & 7D. With a nice but also aging T2i (my loaner, fun/crazy camera) hoovering around in the background...
If anyone still monitoring this thread has an opinion, please let me know what you think. Tks