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Akiba Interactive Review: Canon’s 5D Mark II AF Test (Beta Version)
After publishing yesterday’s ISO test, today we’re focusing on… Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II Auto-Focus!
Those familiar with Canon’s first generation EOS 5D probably know the AF was too rough at times, missing pictures shot with a maximum aperture. When we saw the 5D Mark II’s specifications, we were a bit doubtful concerning this point… To be sure, David decided to test the beast with a 135mm lens at 2.0 maximum aperture. Also note weather conditions were horrible (under heavy rain) with pictures taken without a tripod, definitely not perfect conditions.
For this series, David shot the pictures changing the Auto Focus point for each shot (9 are available, but David used only 7) … focusing on the bicycle bell.
The 5D Mark II doesn’t seem to suffer from Auto Focus imprecision, but it’s not as responsive as the Mark III 1D, with some difficulties if the photographer or subject is moving.