Hi all, using a 40d from a recent 400d upgrade. Most of the time and per this case, I shoot with manual mode and center focus, with autofocus on. Something that baffles me is how the professionals get those spot on clear images of movement in sports, knowing that im only an amateur hence i have much to learn.
Say i am shooting indoors in a badminton hall of people playing with adequate lighting. I am shooting at a constant 1/150 f/4 with ISO 1000 (M mode, no flash required) which is just sufficient to STOP the action when the player makes a jump and a successive smash. While i am able to land some decent shots with AF locked down on the player, the moment is usually lost as I use center focus and by the time i recompose to place the subject at the side, hes out of focus again. Seeking advice from people who have experience here, am i supposed to tamper with AI servo mode or something along that lines? Never touched it before.