7D Autofocus Mode for Cross Country Race

Started Oct 26, 2011 | Discussions thread
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7D Autofocus Mode for Cross Country Race
Oct 26, 2011

A new 7D user here (moving up from a 40D and T2i)....

Tomorrow I am shooting a cross country race and am trying to decide between autofocus modes. The challenge with cross country is that there are a lot of subjects (it's not like track with lanes) so I know I want to use a mode that mainly focuses on the center of my frame. But do I want the single point (center point only), the center group, or the third mode (still struggling with exact names for features) where it's primarily the center point but uses the other points if needed.

Some other info - the runners are mainly moving toward me and I'm shooting with a 70-200 f/4L USM (non-IS lens).

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