Seeking ways of tracking birds in flight with 500mm lens

Started May 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Tom Lusk
Tom Lusk Senior Member • Posts: 1,375
Re: Seeking ways of tracking birds in flight with 500mm lens

I always handhold my Sigma 500/4.5, and don't even bother taking a tripod with me any more - it just gets in the way.

I find the 500/4.5 locks focus quickly.

I hunted ducks for many years, so it just seems natural to "get on the bird" quickly and keep it in the frame.

My suggestion is to lose the tripod and practice, practice, practice.

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