Seeking ways of tracking birds in flight with 500mm lens

Started May 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Ian Stuart Forsyth
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Re: Seeking ways of tracking birds in flight with 500mm lens
In reply to Barry Pearson, May 24, 2013

Learning to pan is the key and keeping the target in the center of the frame, giving the AF the best chance to track the moving object. One of the techniques I use on a regular bases in panning is to using both eye’s , this give you best results for tacking and even when AF is lost you can still keep up with the subject. One aid that works for learn to track is to follow traffic along the highway, don’t worry about  AF lock just work at tracking, first track the vehicle when you get better you can move onto license plates or even the people in the car.

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