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Mar 09, 2012 08:34 |  #16

jase1125 wrote in post #14055412 (external link)
You can set the 7d to show you the af point that is tracking in zone and all points auto af. Just FYI

I'd be interested in knowing how to do this. Everything I've read indicates that AI Servo is the only AF mode where the focal points don't illuminate (and no beep either. I like the beep!)

I tested it on my son running in the yard yesterday. He felt like a dork running across the yard, but I made him do it anyway. Could not see what I was tracking (all points black). Results? Ehhh.... not so great. However, I was using my 24-70 where I would normally use my 70-200 2.8 IS. I just wanted to see if movement would trigger the lights. It doesn't.


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Mar 09, 2012 08:36 |  #17

Congrats on your 7d. I have had mine for about 6 months. It took a little while to learn the dynamics between the body and lens. There is a thread on here someplace that lists recommended settings for sport shooting, if you do a search I'm sure you'll find it. One thing I do is set the camera to back button focus - it seems to help me track and nail the focus better. My advice, read a lot, but shoot even more.


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Mar 09, 2012 09:43 |  #18

firefighter4u wrote in post #14055464 (external link)
Congrats on your 7d. I have had mine for about 6 months. It took a little while to learn the dynamics between the body and lens. There is a thread on here someplace that lists recommended settings for sport shooting, if you do a search I'm sure you'll find it. One thing I do is set the camera to back button focus - it seems to help me track and nail the focus better. My advice, read a lot, but shoot even more.

Never tried back button focus. Does it lock in on the subject, rendering the shutter button as metering only?


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Mar 09, 2012 10:26 |  #19

firefighter4u wrote in post #14055464 (external link)
Congrats on your 7d. I have had mine for about 6 months. It took a little while to learn the dynamics between the body and lens. There is a thread on here someplace that lists recommended settings for sport shooting, if you do a search I'm sure you'll find it. One thing I do is set the camera to back button focus - it seems to help me track and nail the focus better. My advice, read a lot, but shoot even more.

I think I answered my own question...

The AF ON button (when set activated) locks in the metering and focus. That should speed up the process of shooting moving objects... A little different feel, but very cool. I'll try it tonight! Thanks for the tip. :D


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Mar 09, 2012 10:41 |  #20

jase1125 wrote in post #14055412 (external link)
You can set the 7d to show you the af point that is tracking in zone and all points auto af. Just FYI

I wasn't aware you could do this either? Can you eloborate?


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Mar 09, 2012 11:07 |  #21

chugger93 wrote in post #14056218 (external link)
I wasn't aware you could do this either? Can you eloborate?

I've tried every which way to Sunday to get the focal points illuminated in AI Servo (as in other modes) and can't figure it out... I haven't found the answer on the web either. :confused:


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Mar 09, 2012 14:27 as a reply to  @ Alamoman's post |  #22

page 209

Custom function III set to slow

page 212

Custom function III 6. Select all

Page 213.

Custom function III 8-Disable
Custom function III 9-Enable

A suggestion. Read the whole section III settings from page 209, Then read the whole manual again, again and again. Don't just browse it.


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Mar 09, 2012 14:40 as a reply to  @ selorme's post |  #23

Go here for Canon 7D video tutorials.

http://learn.usa.canon​.com …ls/eos_7d_tutor​ials.shtml (external link)


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Mar 09, 2012 17:49 |  #24

selorme wrote in post #14057453 (external link)
Go here for Canon 7D video tutorials.

http://learn.usa.canon​.com …ls/eos_7d_tutor​ials.shtml (external link)

Thanks. Good advice on the manual - especially the AF sections.

BTW, the AF points still don't light up in AI Servo. I saw another thread on the forum that indicated the same. Ugh...


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Mar 09, 2012 17:54 |  #25

selorme wrote in post #14057453 (external link)
Go here for Canon 7D video tutorials.

http://learn.usa.canon​.com …ls/eos_7d_tutor​ials.shtml (external link)

Thanks a bunch for this!




  
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Mar 09, 2012 17:58 |  #26

There's a 7D stickey post here. I just don't know where it is right now. :(


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Mar 09, 2012 18:10 |  #27

Search for "7D faq"

https://photography-on-the.net …t=768556&highli​ght=7d+faq

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Mar 09, 2012 21:45 |  #28

Awesome! Thank you.

BTW, 38 degrees, driving rain.......no shooting for me. I suppose one could say I'm not committed. The girls won the game though. ;)


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