Itay747 From Israel, joined Aug 2012, 41 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks ago) and read 3508 times:
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?
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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ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 813 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3429 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.