a6000 and more waterfowl

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Re: a6000 and more waterfowl
In reply to lightgrabber, Aug 2, 2014

lightgrabber wrote:

It's a real learning experience for sure trying to figure out what works.

Yesterday I was wishing for a bit more reach than I had with the 55-210 so, today I pulled out the bigger gun but, at one point, one of the herons started walking towards me and I couldn't pull back fast enough (hence the amputated feet in that shot). The 100-400 is fairly big and cumbersome and, handheld, it is difficult to loosen and move the zoom back, get focus, and have a finger available to push the shutter, while still supporting the camera. I could have stepped back but was afraid that would spook the bird and also, given the less than perfect footing, may have landed me is a sticky patch. Oh well, if it were easy where would the challenge be?

Yep that makes sense, I get caught as well when some get too close. Darn good shots though with nice details. Brian a guy I shoot with uses the 100-400 on a 7D and a great lens it is.

All the best and going great guns. Love it.


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