I was surprised with the distance sharpness of the lens in rapid action.
@bdundar79 - yours are the only shots that I see of fast action taken on the 135L at f2 which are in sharp focus ! Being honest what % are these of your total frames ?
Sporgon, being completely honest, about 60%. This is where the camera body matters. If I fire off let's say 6 bursts on the 1DX, maybe none of them are in focus even if I achieve focus first (focal plane moves). However, on another layup a few plays later, I can burst and get 4 out of 6 hits sharp in focus. The 1DX will give you many more hits than another camera I feel. However, in these situations, I had no choice. Many high schools around the country are going with "economy lighting" and in most of my situations, I was shooting f/2.2, 1/500, and still at ISO 5000. So what I did was get very aggressive, and try very hard to get the face in focus by moving my active AF point up the vertical center row, and panning with the player the best I could. I got better at it, but lower light hurts AF accuracy and the focal plane moves. I had a high success rate if I panned across while standing in the stands, at a 90 degree angle from the player, then the plane didn't move much and/or it moved little enough that the 1DX could track it and move. Frustrating, but fun.