I’m planning to take more photos of birds in flight with my Canon 7D Mark II and I’d appreciate some advice on what Autofocus area selection settings might be best to use. I have the camera set for AI Servo and high speed continuous.
The following Autofocus settings are available for the 7D Mark II:
Expand AF Area - (5 spots, center + 1 additional spot on each side of center)
Expand AF Area: Surround - (9 spots with 8 surrounding the center spot)
Manual Select: Zone AF - (15 spots selected)
Manual Select: Large Zone AF - (25 spots selected)
Auto Selection: 65 point Autofocus – (all 65 points selected)
I used the center spot with some success for large birds, but with no luck on small birds. I saw an online article by Brian Worley in which he recommends Manual Select: Zone AF (15 spots). I would appreciate any suggestions from BIF shooters.