I thought I would share my 7DM2 focus story.
Some history. I just like taking pix. I had a Canon XSi body before this one and was happy with it. I started thinking about taking some pix at hockey games to maybe help pay for a camera upgrade. That's how I ended up with the 7DM2.
So I put on my 70-200 Tamron VC and away I go to the first game. Take about 600 pix and come home. I load up the pics in lightroom and maybe 20% of them are in focus..ish. At this point I am very sad. So I go to another game and take another 800 pix. Come back and same thing. Now I am a little mad. I want to pick up the phone and yell at someone.....like that will help. I decide to just walk away and come back to it another day.
The next day I started to look at the pix in lightroom. I zoom in and see that about 95% of them are in focus...just not what I want to be in focus. I use the center focus point for hockey. So I zoom in on the center of a picture and start skipping through them. It does not take long before I notice a pattern. If the first shoot in a burst is in on the player then for the most part the rest are also focused on the player. Now if I miss the first shot and happen to catch the boards like I seemed to have done allot. Then the rest of the burst was also in focus...just it stayed focused on the boards. It did not seem to matter if I was now focused on the player. It would not release focus on the boards.
So off to google I went. I started doing some reading about the different focus cases. And how they more or less work. I came to the conclusion that I either needed to get alot better in my aim and/or change the focusing system to be more forgiving. I went with the latter. I basically changed the focus to be a little more like a goldfish...short attention span. Now it will change focus much faster..so if I miss the first shot it will not lock onto that for the next 5 images.
So now my focus success rate is MUCH higher. Or a better way to put it..it is now as good as I am.
And the reason I am not saying what I changed in the case settings is so that the person who wants to do it goes out and reads before they start changing things. I think it is better to do a little learning on your own. You tend to remember more that way.
My camera now has no focus issues. And to be honest it never did. I just did not bother reading the manual before using the equipment.