It may depend on the body....
I wondered about that. And the only body I have right now is the eos-M, so it does do quite a bit of back & forth. When I had another 70-200 in the past (used with SLRs of course, mostly 40d & 50d) there was not so much "indecision" on the part of the camera.
There you go, the 'indecision' is the cause, just as is the case with my 70-200 on the 5D2
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