Hummingbirds with K-5IIs and DA*300

Started Jul 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
BudOhio
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Halai
In reply to halai, Jul 25, 2013

halai wrote:

Love the story...and the pictures are one of the kind. Thank you for sharing with us!

How do you compare the continuous focus of the K-5IIs vs. K-5? Is it the same or better? Is it worth the upgrade if you already have the K-5?

Thanks!

Halai

Thank you!  Honestly, I have never had much success with continuos focus and hummingbirds and haven't even tried it with the K-5IIs.  I follow the birds from bloom to bloom and some individuals are easier to photograph than others, especially those that spend more time at each flower.  I  focus on the eye if I'm close enough, and I usually try to be within 10 feet of the hummingbird when I'm shooting moving targets.  I know that doesn't answer your question, but hummingbirds are the only moving targets I shoot. Their flight patterns are often erratic and when it's breezy, everything around them...leaves, stems, flowers...  is moving, too, so CF has never been a very good option for me.

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