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Nov 27, 2018 09:37 |  #8671

Lester Wareham wrote in post #18759444 (external link)
Fab shots, you seem to be getting much better results with fast subjects than I am but with the same kit.

Probably down to your better skill, but can you share your AF settings and technique?

Thanks Lester, now you're asking...hmmmmm


When there is reasonable separation from the background I tend to use auto selection 65 point AF with an initial AF point turned on. For the swallows though, because they were so close to the background, I went with the basic expand area AF and instant lock on to a subject in frame.

Tracking via the viewfinder was almost impossible, many of my successful captures were taken by just pointing the lens towards the bird (I was generally lying down in the sand).

For some shots I pre-focused (the head on shot being an example) and waited for the swallow to come to me. The original 150-600mm's not the fastest so sometimes you just need a work around :-)


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Nov 27, 2018 09:45 |  #8672

This one's taken with the 65 point AF with a single starting AF point (AF menu 4, 2'nd last line). I use back button focus.

One of the big benefits to that AF method is that you can see which AF point is active and if it jumps away from the subject you can simply re-start the tracking.

Ospreys don't usually fish on the beach ;-)a This is a juvenile getting some practice in.

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Nov 27, 2018 10:12 |  #8673

mccamli wrote in post #18759457 (external link)
Thanks Lester, now you're asking...hmmmmm


When there is reasonable separation from the background I tend to use auto selection 65 point AF with an initial AF point turned on. For the swallows though, because they were so close to the background, I went with the basic expand area AF and instant lock on to a subject in frame.

Tracking via the viewfinder was almost impossible, many of my successful captures were taken by just pointing the lens towards the bird (I was generally lying down in the sand).

For some shots I pre-focused (the head on shot being an example) and waited for the swallow to come to me. The original 150-600mm's not the fastest so sometimes you just need a work around :-)


mccamli wrote in post #18759463 (external link)
This one's taken with the 65 point AF with a single starting AF point (AF menu 4, 2'nd last line). I use back button focus.

One of the big benefits to that AF method is that you can see which AF point is active and if it jumps away from the subject you can simply re-start the tracking.

Ospreys don't usually fish on the beach ;-)a This is a juvenile getting some practice in.

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Thanks for replying, any idea on your case/tracking speed settings etc?


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Nov 27, 2018 11:09 |  #8674

Lester Wareham wrote in post #18759476 (external link)
Thanks for replying, any idea on your case/tracking speed settings etc?

Generally case 2 for the 65 point tracking. The swallows were on case 3 otherwise. I often use 5 & 6.

To be honest, with small fast birds I have enough trouble keeping them in frame, never mind the tracking cases lol...


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Nov 28, 2018 01:45 |  #8675

mccamli wrote in post #18759498 (external link)
Generally case 2 for the 65 point tracking. The swallows were on case 3 otherwise. I often use 5 & 6.

To be honest, with small fast birds I have enough trouble keeping them in frame, never mind the tracking cases lol...

I know what you mean!! :-D


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Dec 01, 2018 12:14 |  #8677

Two more...


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Dec 04, 2018 00:51 |  #8678

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All are very nice shots.


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Dec 06, 2018 14:19 |  #8679

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Dec 08, 2018 06:50 |  #8681

Yesterday in North Idaho during the Bald Eagle migration for spawning/dying Kokanee salmon :)


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Dec 08, 2018 12:08 |  #8682

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Dec 08, 2018 22:32 |  #8683

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This is really a very nice shot. Tough to nail them, when they're coming right at you.


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Dec 09, 2018 14:10 as a reply to  @ Lame-Duck's post |  #8684

Thanks, Mike. They made it easy :-)


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Dec 11, 2018 09:52 |  #8685

For anyone who has shot this lens on both the older 7D and now the newer 7D Mk ii, can you comment on any differences you might have seen in the images? Thanks.


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