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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II settings
Al Diaz, Photographer
Miami | Fl | USA | Posted: 8:05 AM on 11.30.17
->> Looking for a quick link on Canon EOS-1D X Mark II best settings.
Any suggestions?
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Simon Wheeler, Photographer, Photo Editor
Ithaca | NY | USA | Posted: 12:12 PM on 12.01.17
->> Al, you might want to be more specific about what you are shooting. Looking at your member page I see NFL.

For autofocus I have had some good luck with what I believe Canon calls "Large Zone AF" with manual selection of the initial AF point. In this mode the camera will focus on a person or object under the initially selected point and then track it around all the AF points as it moves within the frame. It's not perfect in terms of accurate follow tracking in this mode, but I've not found a Canon previous to this that I would trust to use in this mode. However I am not shooting much sports these days and definitely not really fast moving sports such as NFL so your mileage might vary. Using this mode has helped me get moving off center subjects in focus with good full frame compositions that I would not have been able to get using only center point AF as I have in past with 1D series bodies.

I've mostly used my camera in Case 1 and not adjusted the tracking sensitivity, Accel/decel tracking or AF pt auto switching settings. I just haven't shot enough sports to have had time to experiment.
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Peyton Williams, Photographer
Chapel Hill | NC | USA | Posted: 9:38 AM on 12.03.17
->> Al, for what it is worth, there is this resource from Canon.
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