javapop wrote in post #17764479
Okay, that worked! I think I am going to reverse the AF ON and * though... I use one shot occasionally on the sidelines, but mainly using AI servo for the field action, well on football. I have used the shutter button primarily for focus in the past, so this makes it tricky... I see the benefits though! Thanks again!
The other thing you can do is set up both buttons for AI Servo but set them up differently
- AI Servo Case 2 (single player / single bird is your target)
- Focus Point - use current (this allows it not to be hard coded)
- AI Servo Case 6 (crazy stuff is about to happen and lots of potential targets)
- Focus Point Manual Zone or Large Zone
Also, change the DoF button to AF Func
- choose 65pt AF
- First Shot to Equal
- Second shot to speed
^^^ last part further expands the camera as you can now bring all 65pts into action and further tweak the AF to be even more sensitive / or less and then up the speed by telling the camera to concentrate more on speed than focus when mayhem is happening (end of game Hail Mary endzone catch)
If you then leave the Camera in One Shot, you will get the benefit of more accurate Evaluative Metering as the active AF point will get higher emphasis - but this is only true if you are taking the picture while NOT holding the BBF as it will revert to AI Servo's version of Evaluative Metering which places slightly less emphasis on the active AF point (none of this really matters but in special cases it might) as we are talking about small changes - but if the light is changing quickly on your target but the overall light isn't, One Shot Evaluative Metering is more accurate for the 'target' than AI Servo Evaluative Metering which doesn't provide as much weight to the active AF point.
The above is how I have set up my 7D2 - on my 5D3 and 5DSR I have AF-On as ONE Shot and * as Servo - and also the DoF button setup as described above. When you use the camera in One Shot mode, let's say with Center Point only, but then press the DoF button, you get and instant 65point AF that works perfectly in many cases to avoid focus and recompose - it is much faster.
Hockey and wedding photographer. Favourite camera / lens combos: a 1DX II with a Tamron 45 1.8 VC, an A7Rii with a Canon 24-70F2.8L II, and a 5DSR with a Tamron 85 1.8 VC. Every lens I own I strongly recommend [Canon (35Lii, 100L Macro, 24-70F2.8ii, 70-200F2.8ii, 100-400Lii), Tamron (45 1.8, 85 1.8), Sigma 24-105]. If there are better lenses out there let me know because I haven't found them.