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11/28/2009 11:24:40 PM · #1
I'm getting into indoor basketball photography, and want to improve my focus hit percentage.

Can anyone recommend a book or tutorial on Canon AF tracking setup and technique for the non-1D shooter?

Recent gallery here - took over 1200 shots to get these few decent ones, deleting hundreds of OOF...
Basketball gallery

11/28/2009 11:36:34 PM · #2
The biggest issue you are going to be fighting is unfortunately the tool in your hand. The 5D is not a great or even good sports camera. The Al-servo focus on that body is poor at best. There are great sports photogs who use and get great shots with it. However I can assure you its more of the photog then the camera in those cases. If I were you I'd look into grabbing a used 1DMKII to use for your indoor sports, they can be had in great shape for less then $1000.00.

11/29/2009 01:39:49 AM · #3
You're right Matt - I tried to buy your MkII when it was for sale, but I was a bit too late.

I agree the 5D is a poor sports camera. I find my 40D better, but not great!

Until I can get a better body, I'm still looking for any AF hints that will help...
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