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May 26, 2019 01:57 |  #18046

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Shalu. Do you know anyone who's been using the dot sight on a Canon camera. If so are they happy with it?

Many of my friends got it after I used it. So far, I know of no Canon friend who is happy with it :lol: , couple Nikon friends who tried it like it. You have to trust the camera's focusing ability as long as the bird gets into the frame. It also requires good calibration, some training and practicing to use it effectively.


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May 26, 2019 03:20 |  #18047

shalu wrote in post #18867502 (external link)
Many of my friends got it after I used it. So far, I know of no Canon friend who is happy with it :lol: , couple Nikon friends who tried it like it. You have to trust the camera's focusing ability as long as the bird gets into the frame. It also requires good calibration, some training and practicing to use it effectively.

Thanks for the info. Shalu.


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May 26, 2019 07:43 |  #18048

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Thank you so much, Mike! This is the original frame, I did not crop it. Such a close range flight shot was only made possible by using the Dot Sight, no way I could find the bird in the view finder :-P

Shalu. Do you know anyone who's been using the dot sight on a Canon camera. If so are they happy with it?

I've got one and had a play with it, I reckon it's got heaps of potential but it definitely takes some getting used to. The dot sight needs to be tweaked (or compensated for) according to distance to subject, you might need to pick a different focusing setup to normal and you have to guess the framing. On the plus side, you can see almost everything that's happening around you.

I've tried it on my 7Dii but really got it in readiness for my EOS R. I've not used it on that yet though.


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May 26, 2019 07:44 |  #18049

Not taken with the dot sight...

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May 26, 2019 08:31 |  #18051

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May 26, 2019 09:58 |  #18052

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Shalu. Do you know anyone who's been using the dot sight on a Canon camera. If so are they happy with it?

I have one and was trying it a couple of days ago with swallows on my 7D2. I didn't get any keepers. The accuracy of the dot sight is not very good. For sure I need more practice, but the aiming seems to vary unpredictably. I tried it on static subjects and often I wasn't getting the subject in the frame where I expected.

With the birds, I got several empty frames and some OOF birds at the extreme edge of the pic. Since you are not viewing the bird through the viewfinder, you can't see if focus has been achieved. There is a tendency to shoot too quick before it could possibly have focused. That part needs more practice and concentration.

I still need to try it on my Sony RX10 IV.


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May 26, 2019 10:26 |  #18053

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May 26, 2019 10:30 |  #18054

Wow, those are amazing skimmer pics! Especially the first.


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May 26, 2019 16:22 |  #18055

Archibald wrote in post #18867640 (external link)
I have one and was trying it a couple of days ago with swallows on my 7D2. I didn't get any keepers. The accuracy of the dot sight is not very good. For sure I need more practice, but the aiming seems to vary unpredictably. I tried it on static subjects and often I wasn't getting the subject in the frame where I expected.

With the birds, I got several empty frames and some OOF birds at the extreme edge of the pic. Since you are not viewing the bird through the viewfinder, you can't see if focus has been achieved. There is a tendency to shoot too quick before it could possibly have focused. That part needs more practice and concentration.

I still need to try it on my Sony RX10 IV.

Thanks a million, Archi. I've held off buying one, because I've not heard a single positive thing from Canon shooters. I really appreciate you input here.


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May 26, 2019 16:24 |  #18056

Wow Craig. These are some really nice skimmer shots. Very impressive.


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May 26, 2019 16:34 |  #18057

Common Tern diving.

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May 26, 2019 16:56 |  #18058

Not an easy shot to make. Very nice capture.


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May 26, 2019 17:08 |  #18059

Wow, that is dramatic.


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May 26, 2019 17:24 |  #18060

Well now, well done!


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