Just switched to A77ii - AF suggestions?

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Re: Just switched to A77ii - AF suggestions?

hpwatson wrote:

Hi everyone,

I just swapped up from the a6000 to the A77ii and I'm super excited about the improved performance of this body. I shoot almost exclusively outdoor/wildlife with the SAL 70-400 G2 lens so I'm looking for autofocus settings tips for using that lens with my A77ii. On my a6000 I typically set it for wide focus area, and multi-metering mode.

Wide focus area only works for me on subjects with a plain background (sky?) because it gives little control over what the camera will focus on.

Would you suggest the same, or should I give the expanded flexible spot a try? I don't want to have to move the joystick around and select my subject before shooting, I need to be able to point-and-shoot very quickly.

I found that a single spot or expand flexible spot works very well with the A77ii. I keep metering on multi.

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