By f/8, I mean the ability to have autofocus when the widest aperture of a lens is f/8. i.e. a 500 f/4L IS with a 2X teleconverter. Which is 1000mm f/8.
We had heard previously that the perceived shortcomings in the 1D X could be fixed in firmware.
Canon EOS-1D X at B&H
May I ask what I suspect is a dumb question please…..Would the f8 issue be resolved if Canon designed a new ‘faster’ teleconverter? Is that possible?
Only *two* random emails? I'll send another and maybe it would become a CR2 rumor . This f/8 non-issue is overwrought as it is. I suspect this is because that's the only feature that the D4 has over the 1Dx. Everything else is inferior on the D4. Did it occur to the fanbois that the previous Nikons didn't have this f/8 capability while the EOS-1 series has had it since the mid-90s? No one has trumpeted it as a huge advantage until now that the shoe is on the other foot.
This f/8 non-issue is overwrought as it is.
Ah well...... Ye canna change the laws of physics
Quote from: zim on February 05, 2012, 11:46:52 AMAh well...... Ye canna change the laws of physics It's not the laws of physics that's at issue, it's entirely the design choices made for the 1DX - previous 1D bodies have had no problem with f/8 AF.