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May 10, 2020 21:45 |  #1

Finally processing a few shots from earlier in the year, before the stay home orders rolled out; here are some of the highlights from that trip:

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May 10, 2020 22:47 |  #2

Awesome.
They surely are such beautiful birds of prey, deserving their status.
Beautiful series.
Thanks for sharing



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May 10, 2020 22:50 |  #3

Lovely shots, Eric! What are your BIF settings on your 7D2? I'm playing around with them and I'm not very pleased with my results lately.


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May 10, 2020 23:29 |  #4

avondale87 wrote in post #19061111 (external link)
Awesome.
They surely are such beautiful birds of prey, deserving their status.
Beautiful series.
Thanks for sharing

It's funny. I still remember moving to this area back in the mid-80s and it being an extreme rarity to see one of these in the wild; now, I can drive 2hrs North and find 60-100 or more in a 2mi radius. Thanks for stopping by!

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Lovely shots, Eric! What are your BIF settings on your 7D2? I'm playing around with them and I'm not very pleased with my results lately.

Thanks :) Which settings are you most curious about? I don't really change anything up other than toggling between Center Point, Expanded Center and Small Area/Zone AF groups depending on shooting conditions. Most anything else is whatever I set up ages ago in Custom Settings; so I need to dig back into those to answer much else. Happy to go do so; just curious whether there is something specific you're looking at. A lot of it for me is just getting an eye on them far enough out to track them "into view" and then panning with 'em as they fly by/over. The MkII lens really makes this much easier.


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May 11, 2020 00:05 |  #5

I'm asking about the settings in the cases - tracking sensitivity, Accel/decel tracking and AF point auto switching sensitivity.


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May 11, 2020 01:38 |  #6

Scrumhalf wrote in post #19061135 (external link)
I'm asking about the settings in the cases - tracking sensitivity, Accel/decel tracking and AF point auto switching sensitivity.

Groovy; here you go:

Case 2: All 3 reduced to 0. Most of what I try to catch isn't switching speed/direction too rapidly, so I want it as deliberate as I can make it in switching targets/focus
Servo First Image Priority: Focus
Servo Second Image Priority: Equal


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