Just a question... I have a 5D3 and two 1DX's... I back button focus (which really makes no difference other than I'm VERY conscious of focus...)
I've "roughly" followed this "problem" (I had two 7D's prior which had the same set up... so I really don't understand...) and I can kinda see people's concern... I am normally shooting at night, under horrible lighting at baseball and football stadiums (thus why the 1DX's...)... is there a focusing problem that you're experiencing because the focus points are dark or is there something else that I'm missing? I routinely shoot a school who's colors are black and orange... I use a single focus point that changes if I'm landscape vs. portrait... I know where the spot is, I know I have to get it on the player... I know the spot will grab focus where I need when I have the subject framed how I want... if there's nothing there for the camera to focus on it won't matter if the point is neon pink the camera won't grab focus... if there IS something, my three bodies are grabbing focus (albeit the 1DX's grab it far quicker than the 5D3...)....
Am I missing something? Are you moving the focus point around that much under that poor of lighting conditions that you can't find the point? If the lighting is that poor, are you getting it to focus? Or are you concerned if it's focusing? I'm just not getting it... I've been with the black focus points for two weeks shy of three years... I'm really not quite understanding the problem. Help?
It's not the the sidelit black 1DX AF point visibility being bad
, it's the wonderful red LED light-source AF points on my 1D Mk. III being absolutely wonderful
Even when I'm shooting action in really low light at ISO 25,600, I can still see my AF point. I came from a D7000 and am used to this. But in the same conditions, the 1D3 is much easier
Moreover, when shooting somewhere that's almost pitch dark, such as a show, the bright LED AF points make it much easier to focus on your task, rather than working around a camera limitation.
It's not a dealbreaker and I love my 1DX, but the AF point visibility is prettymuch all that's holding it back from being basically flawless.