09-23-2021 06:44 PM
Wow, those are some awesome bird shots.
Well, today for instance I was out shooting over a corn field and clear blue skies and got some shots of a red tailed hawk that was being chased by some crows. It was a bit further away but figured I would try anyway. I had my shutter speed at 1/2000 , aperture at f 9.0 and my iso was at 400. I do all my bird photography handheld. All my shots came out blurry. I used Ai servo , high speed continuous mode, with 1pt AF auto focus selection.
As far as me switching from sigma 150-600mm Contemporary lens to the Tamron 150-600mm g2 lens its because in order for me to get enough money to get my new camera I had to sell it and all my other lenses that I had and I figured that I would give tamron a try. I just had enough money after buying the camera because I just got a paycheck to get the tamron lens with the canon 7dmk ii. The sigma lens did ok, I had it for a while and figured I'd give another super telephoto lens a go.
I would recommend removing any filter, except for a Clear filter. How far away were you? Did you crop the photos?
09-23-2021 06:57 PM
09-24-2021 07:14 AM
09-24-2021 10:28 AM
If you were getting good shots with the Siggy use the very same settings for the Tamron. My personal preference when I am doing this work is set the lens to f8. I try to keep SS above 1/1000 and ISO in the 800 range. But whatever you did with the Sigma will work with the Tamron.
Always shoot Raw. Use LR and PS. I see no reason for any additional "sharpening" software. Don't over crop, get closer to your subject. Remember you are not taking snapshots when you do BIF.
BTW, if anything the G2 Tamron just might be a teny, tiny bit sharper than the Sigma.