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EOS 7D AF Modes  
User currently offlineItay747 From Israel, joined Aug 2012, 41 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

Hello all,

I have always wondered what is the best AF mode to choose! I usually usr the zone AF (with 9 in the middle). Recently, I have seen lots of people saying the single point AF modee is better. What is your recommandation and suggestion?



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 12146 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3698 times:

Quoting Itay747 (Thread starter):
What is your recommandation and suggestion?

That's really personal preference. Some people like having multiple AF points to use. Personally, for 99.99% of my shooting, I use the center AF point only. Even if I have to focus then re-frame, I still prefer it for whatever reason.

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User currently offlineCaptainKramer From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3696 times:

Totally agree with the centre AF point focus, have had more success than failures in this mode.

User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2962 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3695 times:

Centre point for me too. I'd rather choose where I want the main focus to be rather than let the camera do it for me.


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User currently offlineckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 813 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3636 times:

It depends - I general I favour single point, with my thumb on the joy stick to place the point where I wanted it. One of the nice things about the 7D is that all the focus points work well.

The zone mode is really useful when the action is fast and furious - one of my 7d tricks is that you can store a different focus mode for landscape and portrait format shots which makes grabbing different framings of a subject that bit faster.



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