It does, but It combination of the AF assist lamp, autofocus and a dark room gives a better result then the autofocus on a bright sunny day, outside. I would have have though the bright sunny day would be even brighter so as pose no problems for the AF.You're hotshoe flash has an AF assist lamp, does it not?
Maybe thats it then. It definatly feels like the Autofocus with the flash on focus' correctly and with it off, it will miss it by quite a lot (Although it is only with this lens and not my other ones).No freaking way. Look at this! (clicky) That's ISO 1600 on a compact! (new backlit Canon SD4000)
And, ^, it's likely not the lens but the camera/you. The AF assist shoots out a pattern specifically designed to have high contrast right on the AF points, random things outside have high contrast at random areas probably not over the AF points unless you're a focus then frame type of person.
No, I see your point.Are we losing the point? For christ sake, am I the only one who gets annoyed when television shows and films just pick up any old camera? It's just so inaccurate, I've seen portrayals of paparazzis using 300D's with kit lenses and popup flashes, which would just not happen.. err..
I'm the only? Oh, okay.