Friday, July 16, 2010


Megan -- 1D Mk IIn & 35mm f1.4L @ f1.6. Click to enlarge

It feels good to have the 1D II back.  The familiar shutter sound, the nice balanced feel in the hand,  and most of all, the split screen.  No matter how good the AF-Confirm chip is on the adapter, it can not compete with an accurate, Canon made cross split screen.  I have found that manual focusing on the 7D is very difficult, for some reason.  Perhaps it's the screen overlay inside the viewfinder that affects the perception of being in-focus; I just couldn't get very good keeper rate for in-focus pictures.  The AF-Confirm chip didn't help much either, but the AF lenses work extremely well. 

I am happy, for now.  It's almost a full frame camera, and I can live with that.

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