02-16-2022, 10:17 PM
(02-15-2022, 07:52 PM)Arthur Macmillan Wrote:
Yeah, I hear that a lot. I can believe the animal eye tracking is good. That's not the hard part. There is an aspect about the AF that worries me. This is not talked about that much, but there seems to be a tendency sometimes for the camera to focus at something beyond your subject. And these dirty little rumors have it that with a long telephoto, you are really left in limbo. With out a distance window you don't where you've ended up, and the shallow depth of field doesn't help. You might find this shooting a butterfly on some foliage in a field, say. I've heard you can try to pre-focus (which is a pain) but left on its own it will just search until the cows come home. Particularly bad if you don't own any cows!
This was from a guy shooting an R5 with an RF 100-500. And I had to dig for it. He was saying the 5D was all that and a bag of chips. Then I asked him how come he doesn't sell his 1 DX III. You'd thing I was asking him to give away his first born! He was, like, "No Way! You can ALWAYS count on the AF system to get it right!" When the R5 is good it is really good. But when the 1DX III is bad, it is great. Then he said the 5D AF is outstanding...when it is.
He did love the camera! Everyone loves the camera! But I would like to experience the system on something less pricey. If it's so good, put it in the hands of people who can't reach for their 1DX Mark III when the AF is taking the day off. I think it will be fine. But who knows?
AFAIK, that problem was solved two iterations of the firmware ago. I know quite a few birders using an R5, and they are all extremely happy with it.
Gear: Canon EOS R with 3 primes and 2 zooms, 4 EF-R adapters, Canon EOS 5 (analog), 9 Canon EF primes, a lone Canon EF zoom, 2 extenders, 2 converters, tubes; Olympus OM-D 1 Mk II & Pen F with 12 primes, 6 zooms, and 3 Metabones EF-MFT adapters ....