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Sep 15, 2007 08:45 |  #1

I needing advice on C.Fn-04. I am shooting football in AL Servo mode. Which function should I be using 1,2 or 3?


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Sep 15, 2007 20:44 |  #2

I know someone out there has the answer...lol. Where are you, come out come out where ever you are...lol


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Sep 15, 2007 21:20 |  #3

I'm using 2, but I shoot on "M". Some use 3.
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Sep 16, 2007 04:43 |  #4

If youre not using "M", but you are using "Av" or "Tv", use 3. Otherwise the exposure will be locked the entire time you have the shutter pressed and that WILL ruin some shots. Using 4-3 will make the camera re-expose for every shot taken, instead of just locking it through the whole burst like 4-1 would.


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I use 4-3 for sports...


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Sep 17, 2007 18:21 as a reply to MJP's post |  #6

I was reading about this recently and somewhere it said that whether you shoot with a single focus point or all of them can affect whether you should use 1, 2, or 3.

Can anyone comment on this?


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Sep 17, 2007 18:30 |  #7

Av, CF 4/3 for me...


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Sep 17, 2007 21:42 |  #8

...a single focus point or all of them can affect whether you should use 1, 2, or 3.

I use 4-2 with a single point & I choose it with the 20D joystick, so it's a fairly fast process to switch.


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Sep 17, 2007 23:07 as a reply to PhotosGuy's post |  #9

4-1 here, M.


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Sep 19, 2007 05:56 |  #10

Iv been using 3, just seemed like the auto focus has a hard time locking in on the subject. I am also shooting in Av.Should I try Tv?
I use my 70-200mm with 1.4 TC. & 580 EX flash. thanks for the tips


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Sep 19, 2007 07:20 |  #11

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Iv been using 3, just seemed like the auto focus has a hard time locking in on the subject. I am also shooting in Av.Should I try Tv?
I use my 70-200mm with 1.4 TC. & 580 EX flash. thanks for the tips

The 1.4 TC is likely hindering your AF performance, especially if you are using it at night (I assume since you are using flash).


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Sep 19, 2007 08:17 |  #12

britt777 wrote in post #3934940external link
I needing advice on C.Fan-04. I am shooting football in AL Servo mode. Which function should I be using 1,2 or 3?


Ok, maybe a dumb question but:

Are all custom functions identical across the entire selection of Canon cameras?

Since I don't have them all, I don't know - but is it safe to assume that the custom function the OP is talking about (or any CF for that matter) is the same on his camera as it is mine?

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Sep 19, 2007 09:10 as a reply to Radtech1's post |  #13

Tv, CF 4/3 for me...



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Sep 19, 2007 11:10 |  #14

M, 4-2 on AI Servo here. I was recommended to use 3 but 2 seemed much more intuitive to me once I started really using it. I also switch between AF points with the joystick, but during action I'm still not comfortable with trying to change it up. Most of the time I'm on the center or a third-line, to give the subject some frame to run into. Try all of them and see what's working for you. If I didn't I'd be using 3 (which is fine) and I don't think I'd be quite as comfortable with it.



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