Rob Galbraith's Thoughts
Rob has completed some initial thoughts on the autofocus performance of the 1D Mark IV. He notes these tests were done with firmware 1.0.4. He's going to be reshooting with 1.0.6.
His feelings on the performance are mixed.
I've never been in contact with Mr. Galbraith and his findings have sparked controversy in the past. What I will say however is that he's super technical and a very good sports photographer. I won't be disputing anything he finds. I will say that NFL photographers have been super happy with the performance of the camera. I will be putting it through the paces at some hockey games this weekend and add some observations to the 1D4 review here at CR.
1D Mark IV Custom Guide & ISO Setting Guide
A reader of ours sent us the following PDF file they found on the CPS Germany web site. This is a good guide for current and future 1D Mark IV owners. There's even a few things I learned skimming over it.
It still shocks me how much is going on inside these cameras.
I found the information about tracking settings to be quite useful. I will also be using AF point expansion in the future and at different settings for different situations. The settings for avoiding background focus shift and foreground focus shift are also excellent.
Download Here (PDF 5mb)