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7D MKII Best Case Settings for Football

 
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Jan 14, 2016 12:31 |  #1

Just picked up the 7DMKII and moved up from the 7D.

What is the best case setting for Indoor football and what focus points would work best?

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Jan 14, 2016 16:40 |  #2

Try this https://photographylif​e.com …canon-7d-mark-ii-settings (external link)

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Jan 14, 2016 17:00 as a reply to  @ Hannya's post |  #3

Thanks for the compliment.

I enjoying shooting football. I have been doing it for a few years with the 7D. Best results for the 7D were single point Center focus.
I shoot the semi pro teams when I can. It is a challenge!!!

The 7DMKII is WAY different !!! A LOT more options.
I just downloaded a PDF EOS_7D MKII AF Setting Guide so I think that will be a nice reference guide too.

Thanks for the link too :)


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Jan 27, 2016 08:36 as a reply to  @ scorpio_e's post |  #4

I upgraded to the 7D Mark II and I used the single point AF for basketball and football as well on my 7D. The 7D mark II AF system is totally different and requires a lot of trial and error to get what you want in some situations. I tried the expanded AF options but ended up back to single point due to low keeper rates. The expanded zones are a nice option but I think require a different way of doing things that I have not figured out yet.


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Feb 08, 2016 16:24 |  #5

I shoot basketball 100% with single point with 4 expansion (sometimes 8). I have settled on case 4 with no modifications, I had tried all types of settings there to match what I was getting on the 5D3, and finally ended up on that.

I shoot manual mode at f3.5, 1/2000th with auto ISO and EC set to +1/3.

I would most likely use the same settings with football, I would probably lower the shutter down to about 1/1250 or 1/1600, and go to f2.8 due to the lower lighting of a football game.

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Feb 09, 2016 12:49 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #6

Looks good and thanks !!! I am really enjoying the camera:)


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Feb 09, 2016 15:21 |  #7

TeamSpeed wrote in post #17890687 (external link)
I shoot basketball 100% with single point with 4 expansion (sometimes 8). I have settled on case 4 with no modifications, I had tried all types of settings there to match what I was getting on the 5D3, and finally ended up on that.

I shoot manual mode at f3.5, 1/2000th with auto ISO and EC set to +1/3.

I would most likely use the same settings with football, I would probably lower the shutter down to about 1/1250 or 1/1600, and go to f2.8 due to the lower lighting of a football game.

Mine are very similar for basketball. For the arena I shoot at I go with single point expanded to 8, manual mode at f/3.2, 1/1250, auto ISO, and EC at about +1/3. The coliseum I shoot at has new lighting with big LED panels so the lighting is pretty constant. I found 4500K for white balance works (mainly for the Jpegs I give the University's SID.

For night games in our football stadium, I go with single point expanded to 8. Manual mode at f/2.8, 1/1000, and auto ISO. I use AWB because the lighting can be a little inconsistent.

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Feb 15, 2016 22:14 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #8

What is the PP software or process are you using to achieve these sharp and noise free images? I've shoot my 7DMII at F2.0 1/500 at ISO 6400 but still get a lot of noise.


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Feb 15, 2016 22:47 |  #9

Hmmmmm! I watched Scott Kelby's latest The Grid show with Peter Read Miller and Damian Strohmeyer, both of who shot the Superbowl with pre-prodution models of the new 1Dx Mk II and guess what Case setting they used when shooting the game. Case 4. I guess I"m going to have to try Case 4 with the 7D II. I have been using Case 1 with the tracking sensitivity turned all the way down.

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