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Re: Auto focus doesn't work on bird surrounded by foliage

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@huskyC wrote:

Nice shots. What are the gears you used and settings please ?


Brewers Blackbird

EOS 6D Mark II, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM+EF 1.4x III

@1/1600, f/8, ISO 2500, @560mm

 

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It is the same photo, BTW.  These are cropped and uncropped versions of the same photo.

 

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Re: Auto focus doesn't work on bird surrounded by foliage

Nice shots.  I almost never use ISO above 500.  Maybe I should.

BTW that's a Common Grackle.

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Re: Auto focus doesn't work on bird surrounded by foliage


@rfermat wrote:

Nice shots.  I almost never use ISO above 500.  Maybe I should.

BTW that's a Common Grackle.


I am no bird expert.  I looked it up, and came up with what I thought was a good match.

With a 5D3, you should get great results at the higher ISO values, too.  While many prefer to shoot Av mode, I prefer to use Manual mode with ISO set to AUTO.  I set an upper ISO limit in the menus.  I want a fixed shutter speed and aperture setting.

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Re: Auto focus doesn't work on bird surrounded by foliage

"I almost never use ISO above 500.  Maybe I should."

 

Yeah, you need to rethink that. 800 to 1600 is great and sometimes I use 3200.  Remember each doubling of ISO is one stop.

The question becomes is one stop going to make the photo?

 

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