Suggested 5D IV AF settings for sports/soccer

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24Peter
24Peter Veteran Member • Posts: 3,132
Suggested 5D IV AF settings for sports/soccer

So I am admittedly not a sports shooter and am still new to the 5D IV. But I shot my 12 year old niece's soccer game today and about 50% were out of focus. I was using AI Servo, "Expand AF area: surround", and manually selecting my focus point. AFAIK all the other AF settings were default. I was shooting with a Tamron 70-200 2.8 VC G1 which for my normal stuff (non-moving portraits and headshots) AF is spot on .

As for RTFM, I'm actually pretty good at reading and understanding Canon's owner's manuals, but the AF section in the 5D IV manual is beyond my comprehension.

So any suggested settings would be appreciated

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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