I need help.
Here are the facts:
- I’ve always owned a Canon, but now use a full-frame.
- Because of not-so-ideal high school gym lighting, I shoot at 2.8. (Which I also did for college basketball, in better lighting.)
- I use back-button focus.
- For focusing modes, I’ve tried using AI Servo and One Shot at different games. One Shot used to work well for me when I shot with a cropped-sensor Canon. Now, neither mode is helpful in alleviating my backfocusing issues.
- I miss Nikon’s pro-body focus-point options, but that’s a moot point.
- I use center-point focus.
Timing and framing aren’t problems. Backfocusing is. I can’t count how many great photos I’ve had to pass because they were backfocused. And I’m not a bad basketball photographer. I’m not the best, but when I shot college basketball with a Nikon or cropped-sensor Canon, I never had any technical issues.
Now, I’m shooting high school basketball with a full-frame, and I’m overwhelmed by how many awesome moments are ruined because I couldn’t focus fast enough.
(And no, I’m not switching over to Nikon. Or using my 30D for these low-light gyms.)