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yea it was a HSM it focused fast but never locked focus properly.

and if i do buy a 70-200 it will be f4 since i dont see myself becoming a professional sports photog i dont need f2.8 telephotos
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yes i was shooting burst. i dont know why i did, i stopped doing it a while ago but for some reason did it today. im guessing that was a bad choice right?

i was doing high speed burst and it actually was shooting really slow for some reason even when shooting jpeg
No, burst is a good thing IMO, especially for the 7D since it can do 8 FPS. Call it "spray 'n' pray" if you want, but a lot of sports photogs do it for very fast action.

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If I had to guess it would be the tracking sensitivity being too high. Even at the normal setting it'll try to swap subjects really fast if your AF point drifts off your target a bit.

EDIT: Also, first time at the track with the 7D today. The image quality might be the same as my T2i but its sooooo much easier to use. I've got like 350 shots to go through but this one already stands out, at least for me.
Good call on the tracking sensitivity being too high. The 7D is quite capable in the right hands; many who dismiss its "lack" of ability haven't delved into the settings enough.
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mines set at normal. so i guess it wouldnt hurt to set it one more down between slow and normal and if thats fast of course take it down to the next lowest. still doesnt explain why when tracking a subject that is alone in the frame moving slowly why it would miss terribly after pretty much locking focus other than the tiny little adjustments from servo it should still be kinda close. and when tacking subjects that are running towards me it just never locked focus and servo'd them the subject just stayed our of focus for like 8 or so frames, i think this is the lens.

im speaking with the athletics department today anyway because they want my photos really bad and at this point they arent getting anything until im compensated and provided with better glass because they have the budget to even rent me a lens for a weekend to get shots if they wanted and obviously i wouldnt need to rent for every game they are just trying to build their archive and have photos for news articles on their site
Edited by Conspiracy - 8/29/11 at 5:16am
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My guess is that you kept focus locking back behind the subject and then tracked but I could be completely off on that.
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My guess is that you kept focus locking back behind the subject and then tracked but I could be completely off on that.
i dont even know. but i do now know this. i set my servo tracking speed slower so it doesnt hunt so fast and all that.
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I'll bite.

I bought this camera back in 2006 or something and I absolutely love it.
Body: Canon 30D (8 MP of awesome!)
Lenses: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM (My favorite. I absolutely love this lens!!)
Flash: Vivitar 285 HV
Backup Media: Creative Labs Zen Vision W

and of course,
Body: Canon AE-1
Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.8

I have a wide angle and a telephoto for this one but I can't remember the exact specs at the top of my head. I'll update later. I learned all I know about photography with this camera. It is very dear to me.

here is a couple of my shots. mostly film. I haven't updated with alot of my digital shots yet. wanako.deviantart.com
     
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Quote:
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Lols at 10MP being unprintable. I guess those with a 30D or 1D Mk II never made it to print before the advent of the 450D
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Pics of it would be nice.
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Lols at 10MP being unprintable. I guess those with a 30D or 1D Mk II never made it to print before the advent of the 450D
I ignore what they say. Too much stupid.
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