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Jun 16, 2021 15:46 |  #2131

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Shooting Puffins with a Canon (ho ho) has been a favourite pastime of mine for a few years but never been to Saltee. Off to Fair Isle in a couple of weeks but the weight of my usual and preferred Canon gear needs a lot of thought. (Been before but as part of an organised photography group who had a special “book a place on the 7 seater aeroplane for the camera gear” arrangement).

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Last year we went during our partial lockdown and I had the 200-400. I decided to travel a bit lighter this year and just packed the 300 f2.8 mkii. Much easier to haul around particularly when we have to travel about a mile out from the coast by fishing boat from Wexford, then transfer to a dingy about 200 yards out from the island before jumping ashore unto the rocky beach. Its a bit of an adventure, but well worth the trip. Island is literally home to 1000's of seabirds.


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Jun 17, 2021 05:51 |  #2132

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Wee 8hr round trip yesterday to the Saltee Islands off the southern tip of Ireland, to photograph the puffins, razorbills and gannets. I was particularly after birds in flight to test the AF capabilities to the limit. What I and others found was that the auto AF tracking working well when shooting against the sky, but struggled to acquire and hold focus when the subject bird was at or below the level of the cliff especially with the sea in the background. We concluded that it was the sun reflecting off the caps of the waved was interfering with the AF system and preventing it from picking up the birds.
However, all in all, we were pleased with the quality of the images.

Did you try using any of the zone AF and did you try electronic shutter with a Hoodman or just mechanical? When you used auto AF was it through the OVF?


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Jun 17, 2021 07:35 |  #2133

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Did you try using any of the zone AF and did you try electronic shutter with a Hoodman or just mechanical? When you used auto AF was it through the OVF?

I used the small block of auto AF through the OVF with mechanical shutter. As I said, it works fine as long as the background is clean and no obvious distractions, but the sun was glistening off the sea and causing all sorts of flashes in the background so I'm not surprised it didn't want to lock on.
My normal method of single point AF would be a waste of time given the speed and haphazard direction these things fly in.
I tried the electronic shutter once (when I got the camera), but to be honest, for the type of photos I do, 20fps is overkill and would be a nightmare to work through to select, edit, caption and send within 60 secs of an event taking place and the image being captured. Plus, looking through the rear screen at randomly moving objects travelling at relatively high speed would be uncomfortable.
Guys who were with me armed with the R5 and R6, which have eye tracking, reported the same issues with focus on the flying birds so its not something specific to the mkiii. I just put it down to the adverse conditions.
I tried each of the AF Cases, to see if any of them worked better than others, and it did appear that Case1 and Auto case were marginally better to acquire and hold focus than my normal go to options of Cases 2 or 4.


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Jun 18, 2021 15:01 |  #2134

Not the best shots as the weather was poor this afternoon but this little fella turned up 3 times to the garden feeder just outside. Through glass too.


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Then flew off into the tree before disappearing.


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Jun 19, 2021 11:46 |  #2135

Went to a Deer park today in Nottingham (Wollaton Hall https://wollatonhall.o​rg.uk/deer-park-and-gardens/ (external link) )

First shot I forgot to check the shutter speed - so the ISO compensated!

Surprisingly ok.


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Wrong time of year really - very docile!


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Jun 21, 2021 11:14 |  #2136

Some family fun yesterday goofin' off at the house!

Hittin' 100 off the water slide :-P

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Think we'll just let em' pass!

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Jun 22, 2021 04:37 |  #2137

Still very happy with the 1DX.. despite the R3 development announcement :)

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Jun 22, 2021 10:53 |  #2138

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Still very happy with the 1DX.. despite the R3 development announcement :)
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That is very impressive at 1/10" - presumably tripod mounted? I'd love to know what as I keep thinking I aught to get some sort of support!


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Jun 23, 2021 03:26 |  #2139

Thanks :-) There was also some luck involved.. Yes, that was on a tripod.. sometimes it is easier to handhold the lens (BiF).. sometimes its easier tripod mounted. I'm using a Gitzo GT4542LS and a Berlebach Pegasus Head for long lens photography.


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Jun 23, 2021 07:21 |  #2140

I drive past a field most days where I've noticed a new foal which is now only a few weeks old. They're usually away in the distance but yesterday as I passed they were right beside the road. I couldn't resist a shot of the baby with her Mum:

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Jun 23, 2021 12:18 |  #2141

DB-Fotografie wrote in post #19251232 (external link)
Thanks :-) There was also some luck involved.. Yes, that was on a tripod.. sometimes it is easier to handhold the lens (BiF).. sometimes its easier tripod mounted. I'm using a Gitzo GT4542LS and a Berlebach Pegasus Head for long lens photography.

I handhold most of my shots - and pretty much all my BIF to date are.

I've been thinking about a better head than I already have - I do have a decent tripod though not the lightest.


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Jun 24, 2021 13:36 |  #2142

When I first spotted this backlit Curlew today I thought it might have just ended up as a silhouette, I'd forgotten just how good the 1Dx files are though, and how much dynamic range there is in the raws:

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Jun 25, 2021 00:24 |  #2143

While i was driving i looked on top of the tree close to the edge of the road, and all of a sudden i discovered a huge bird shape. I pulled over, stepped out my car and i grabbed my camera.

Here's some pics...

European honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus)


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Jun 25, 2021 00:25 |  #2144

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Jun 25, 2021 00:31 |  #2145

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