Kiteboard images with 6D

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leroyvanhee Senior Member • Posts: 1,828
Kiteboard images with 6D

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Imaginik Regular Member • Posts: 248
Re: Kiteboard images with 6D

I really like the first image. Out of curiosity, how many OOF shots did you have while shooting these with the 6D?

Thanks for sharing your pictures!

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Nice action shots  

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You did a great job taking the photos

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leroyvanhee OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,828
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I don't remember many being out-of-focus, maybe 1 in 5. The camera does pretty well when the subject is clearly distinguished from the background (bird against the sky). Where it seems to have trouble is when the surroundings are confussing (bird in a bush). This is probably true of any AF.

Ultradan Contributing Member • Posts: 597
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leroyvanhee wrote:

I don't remember many being out-of-focus, maybe 1 in 5. The camera does pretty well when the subject is clearly distinguished from the background (bird against the sky). Where it seems to have trouble is when the surroundings are confussing (bird in a bush). This is probably true of any AF.

Is it me or are the first two out of focus - on the rider anyway? (which I presume is what you would want in focus)

The third one looks ok but I'm not sure even that one is locked on?

Ultradan Contributing Member • Posts: 597
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Ultradan wrote:

leroyvanhee wrote:

I don't remember many being out-of-focus, maybe 1 in 5. The camera does pretty well when the subject is clearly distinguished from the background (bird against the sky). Where it seems to have trouble is when the surroundings are confussing (bird in a bush). This is probably true of any AF.

Is it me or are the first two out of focus - on the rider anyway? (which I presume is what you would want in focus)

The third one looks ok but I'm not sure even that one is locked on?

Also what lens are you using out of interest? the EF 400mm L?

leroyvanhee OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,828
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Yes, the lens is 100 - 400 L. I've noticed that the first focus of a series can be off. So I usually take several in a row. I don't know if the camera refocuses under continuous drive, so I push the shutter button each time. The AF seems to be more accurate if it doesn't change much.

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Spad16 Senior Member • Posts: 1,083
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Yes, that is true of any autofocus, and I think the 6D is probably better than most. in finding the subject against a difficult background.. Nice photos.

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Johnyguy Regular Member • Posts: 203
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leroyvanhee wrote:

Yes, the lens is 100 - 400 L. I've noticed that the first focus of a series can be off. So I usually take several in a row. I don't know if the camera refocuses under continuous drive, so I push the shutter button each time. The AF seems to be more accurate if it doesn't change much.

ofcourse its refocus or lock on focus in continuous drive otherwise what would be the point having  8 fps continuous shoting on some cameras or 4.5 on the 6d

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If you have the camera focus set to AI Servo, you shouldn't have to push the shutter button repeatedly to refocus. It will keep focus on the original subject even if it is moving fast. If you use "Back button focus" good constant focus is just about guaranteed.

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Johnyguy Regular Member • Posts: 203
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usedtobedontrustme wrote:

If you have the camera focus set to AI Servo, you shouldn't have to push the shutter button repeatedly to refocus. It will keep focus on the original subject even if it is moving fast. If you use "Back button focus" good constant focus is just about guaranteed.

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Thank you ,that is what i tryed  to explain.

Ultradan Contributing Member • Posts: 597
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I also own the 100-400 L, it is a very slow lens for focusing I find and I use a 1DMKII.

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leroyvanhee wrote:

I don't remember many being out-of-focus, maybe 1 in 5. The camera does pretty well when the subject is clearly distinguished from the background (bird against the sky). Where it seems to have trouble is when the surroundings are confussing (bird in a bush). This is probably true of any AF.

Tracking sensitivity in custom menu is the answer. put to -1 or -2.

MisterBG Veteran Member • Posts: 5,823
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Ultradan wrote:

leroyvanhee wrote:

I don't remember many being out-of-focus, maybe 1 in 5. The camera does pretty well when the subject is clearly distinguished from the background (bird against the sky). Where it seems to have trouble is when the surroundings are confussing (bird in a bush). This is probably true of any AF.

Is it me or are the first two out of focus - on the rider anyway? (which I presume is what you would want in focus)

I'd agree, on the first one the focus point looks like the wake about 2-3 metres behind the skier, although there is also motion blur.

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leroyvanhee OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,828
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Ultradan wrote:

leroyvanhee wrote:

I don't remember many being out-of-focus, maybe 1 in 5. The camera does pretty well when the subject is clearly distinguished from the background (bird against the sky). Where it seems to have trouble is when the surroundings are confussing (bird in a bush). This is probably true of any AF.

Is it me or are the first two out of focus - on the rider anyway? (which I presume is what you would want in focus)

The third one looks ok but I'm not sure even that one is locked on?

Sorry, I mis-read you comment the first time around. I think the focus is off on the first image (bird in a bush). It seems to be on the water closer to the camera. I disagree that the second shot is off (bird in the sky). Here's a couple of 1:1 crops that make it clearer. Both images have 0 sharpening and 0 noise reduction.

Bird in a bush

Bird in the sky

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Good shots. My favorite is no 3. Nice to see acceptable sharpness with the 6D AF!

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