I thought we were past the drama.
Not sure what the pot shots will attain, but if it makes you feel good, keep at it. Enjoy, its the holidays after all.
How much experience does a person need with the 7D II to shoot in single point, single shot AF mode at stationary objects? That is about as basic as it gets.
You presume that the camera was in single shot AF mode. But where is ashmadux telling that?
What about the presetting of the One Shot AF release priority? is it on Focus or on Release?
Are we outside or inside of the MFD of the lens?
Which lens is used and which single point is used? Not every AF point might be used for every lens, see manual of 7D2.
Is AFMA necessary and done if needed for this lens?
Was there enough light to do a decent AF?
It all seems simple, but if even is mentioned "In my test, the Af began to work when set to spot af. Regular Af select was not working at all." then I have doubts about the knowledge from someone who mentions that Regular AF select was not working at all, which I interpret as AF 65-point automatic selection. How can that work? You don't have any control anymore on the AF at that moment. Might be used for a subject against a flat background like a bird in front of the blue sky. And if Ashmadux is using 65-point automatic selection as the regular AF mode, then a lot of the situation is clear to me !!!
I don't want to tell that the 7D2 is a better camera then the 6D. No, not at all for portrait or landscape because the 6D is a FF, but for action, the AF is better then the 6D. You need to understand al the features of the AF. This is not a camera to start photography.
I've seen lately several photos of "so called" bad AF of 7D2 here on internet, however, they are mostly caused by wrong use of the camera/situation/expectation.
"And if Ashmadux is using 65-point automatic selection as the regular AF mode, then a lot of the situation is clear to me !!!"
If you read earlier posts you would have answered some of your own questions. Youre assuming much with your guesswork regarding automatic AF mode selection.
These posts arent about the 6d. I just happened to have it as a second body that day. Thats it, no mystery behind it. How does this keep getting mixed up. No one is gonna say the 6d has better Af than..well...anything.
Id rather not debate your questions. Some are so elementary its kind of insulting.