30% Keeper rate with 5D2 Center point AI Servo? Please help me : )

Started Jul 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
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ohcello Senior Member • Posts: 1,599
30% Keeper rate with 5D2 Center point AI Servo? Please help me : )

I know the 5D2 is not a sports or action geared body, but I still find my keeper rate dismally low when trying to follow my kids around. I have used several outdoor telephoto lenses in the past years (70-300mm USM, Sigma 70-200mm HSM, even the 85mm f/1.8) and while some of these lenses are not state of the art in AF speed, i still would expect a bit better keeper rate.

Any comment / ideas?

I shoot wide open sometimes, but stop down other to try and improve my success rate. Shoot at 2.8 at 200mm with the Sigma was very challenging (yes, I AF microadjusted it)...

I have tried different aiming points (face, eye, body, etc)

Maybe this is all I can expect for kids moving around and live with it and/or move to the Nikon D300/ Nikon D700/ Canon 7D, etc. in the same price rate as the 5d2 (Sorry I cannot afford the 5DIII or D800 right now)

 ohcello's gear list:ohcello's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Nikon D600 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR +2 more
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS 7D Nikon D300 Nikon D700 Nikon D800
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