TeleFragger wrote in post #18305450
^^^ well since I had my t2i I was always that centerpoint AF AI Servo guy and just caught the moments.. you can see them in my flickr go ways back... and it worked..
I thought the 7dm2 would be light years better and could get away to the single AF point and go 65... I can use center bracket section which I did today at times.. but since players run left or right and can change direction it is just too tough to setup to use say right bracket.. then ball stripped and switch to left bracket... so you always have player with room in front of them...telling the story of where they are going.
I may just go back to my old ways.. yes the 7dm2 is a very nice camera over my t2i but for my needs it doesn't just overwhelm with benefits... still love the camera and with this tammy I'm stoked and enjoying it..
I have yet (prior to the new lens) to enjoy the full bennies of the 7dm2 as the first day I just didn't feel like... WOW THIS IS SO AWESOME.....
I may be pretty late to the party here, but looking at your "mega crop" example, I'd say numero uno for you is get closer to the action. Your AF will work wonders if you get closer. That will remove many of the other objects (kids, net, buildings, etc) from the viewfinder and the AF system will be able to track your intended subject. I use the point expansion and the cluster of 8 points in the center, not center zone when I'm shooting sports and it works beautifully.
Keep working at it and it will get easier, it's not a camera most can just pick up and go shoot action. I also recommend the "ignores objects moving into the scene" tracking function and have found once it's on subject, it won't let go.