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7D2, 1Dx, 5D3 Owners- How to make AF system work better for you

 
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Nov 20, 2014 10:25 as a reply to  @ post 17283384 |  #61

The 1DX has the same menu screen. It just has more detailed settings available than you'll find on the 7D Mark II, which seems to have max three notches.


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Nov 20, 2014 10:27 |  #62

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The 1DX has the same menu screen. It just has more detailed settings available than you'll find on the 7D Mark II, which seems to have max three notches.

I only used it ( 1Dx) for 7 days so I didnt get far into the nuts and bolts

Where would you suggest setting these at and more importantly Why ??


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Nov 20, 2014 10:28 |  #63

Also on page 100 of the on line manual it shows lenses and usable AF points. All my lenses are group A and B so I can use all the focus points. I mentioned in another post I wonder how this effects 3rd party lenses?

I don't have any 3rd party lenses but to those who do I would suggest just to stick to single point and expansion and keep it in the middle for now. I'm not an expert but I think this would help eliminate any variables during the learning curve.


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Nov 20, 2014 10:29 |  #64

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The 1DX has the same menu screen. It just has more detailed settings available than you'll find on the 7D Mark II, which seems to have max three notches.

Yes it just has 3 notches.


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Nov 20, 2014 10:49 as a reply to  @ digital paradise's post |  #65

Something else im gonna find out about today when testing

I originally turned off all the auto AF functions and went out and shot. When i put the camera in AF Point expansion and initially started shooting i had lots of misses and motion blur in the shots in rapid burst......Found that very odd

so I went back and turned AUTO back on. When i played around last night with the dogs, it stopped missing in AF POint expansion manual settings.... so really weird.

Does turning off auto functions affect the ability of the camera to track and switch to those adjoining boxes in AF expansion areas when in AF point expansion manual modes ???.

Maybe its me or the sigma 120-300 i used yesterday v/s the 50L i tested inside last night with........But something is different. Gonna find out this afternoon if i can beat the rain


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Nov 20, 2014 11:01 |  #66

Where did you turn all the AF functions off?


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Nov 20, 2014 12:06 |  #67

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Gonna find out this afternoon if i can beat the rain

Or better yet, find out how well the new model is weather sealed


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Nov 20, 2014 12:50 |  #68

When the 7D came out there was an article where the person had it in the snow. It was covered in half melted snow and ice and survived. There was article on the 7D2's weather sealing and it is much better but I don't want to go first :lol:


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Nov 20, 2014 13:23 |  #69

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Where would you suggest setting these at and more importantly Why ??

I think Canon's guidebook (external link) will do a better job than me at that. It's updated to cover the changes made in the version 2 firmware.


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Nov 20, 2014 15:50 |  #70

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Where did you turn all the AF functions off?

I think he meant the menu setting for which AF point selection modes are available, and he canceled the availability of the zone and 65 point modes.


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Nov 22, 2014 01:04 |  #71

For the 5D3 but the principle is the same.

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For the 5D3 but the principle is the same.

http://garyluhm.net …us-ai-servo-birds-flight/ (external link)

Excellent. This is the one i needed. Now i know what my problem was. Fixed :lol:


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Nov 22, 2014 08:52 |  #73

Can you share it?


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Nov 22, 2014 08:55 as a reply to  @ umphotography's post |  #74

I think a lot of people LIVEin case one and are afriad to start experimenting with the camera. Most of the stuff i was missing were Case 1. These settings here really explain a lot. Confident now and not afraid to switch those modes around.

Dont live in Case 1 and complain your camera is not working right. Digital, you should share that in the 7D2 focus problems thread. Thats gonna solve a lot of peoples problems. Slow them down, get 1st image to lock before it fires and I think i agree with his statements about getting it to rapid fire after locking, The AF should switch and lock in multi.....thats how im going to set mine up.

Dont forget to lock it in with C1-C3

have a BIF setting ready to go.
have a sitting duck setting :lol:
And one for people, or inside stuff or whatever

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Nov 22, 2014 09:32 |  #75

Thanks and I will. That is some good info.

The only reason I have been using Case 1 is I was shooting geese. The slowest birds that have no erratic movements, no rapid acce/delec, etc. Case 1 should be able to handle that easily. I'm not afraid to move to others. I was looking forward to it but I need to get past this basic first test I always do.


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