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Thread: How to focus fast

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    Member Valkarian's Avatar
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    Default Re: How to focus fast

    Quote Originally Posted by ahboy168 View Post
    Manual focus. That is fastest !
    heh, why did the same thing pop into my mind when i reopened the thread lol. but sometimes manual focusing beforehand and camping for the shot is one way to sidestep the AF process, but you must be very familiar with your depth of field

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    Senior Member digitalpimp's Avatar
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    Burst mode and go nuts with it. Small aperture for extensive DoF (f/8?). Shoot with both your eyes open so you'll see where they are everytime. I'll choose AF-C/Al Servo AF over MF because their flight path is unpredictable. Choose only the centre AF point so you'll get more accurate AF. Practice the panning technique. Mind the background; would be easier if you shoot against the sky so as not to confuse your AF. Seasoned birders frequent a particular spot and study the bird's behaviour, flight pattern and habits for days before going for the kill, so maybe have that veteran mentality.

    But it's always easier to shoot birds at rest you know.

    Last edited by digitalpimp; 11th December 2011 at 07:32 AM.

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