Light lens for birding?

Started Jun 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
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paulkienitz
paulkienitz Veteran Member • Posts: 5,242
Re: Light lens for birding?

audiobomber wrote:

paulkienitz wrote:

The lens's biggest drawback for birding is focus hunting.

That's when you need quick-shift focus. Do you have the DA version or DA L?

Once it hunts back toward minimum distance (and why does it always err in that direction?), I don't find much advantage in putting it back manually over just trying again with autofocus.  It's no quicker nor is it better for keeping the target in view, at least not for me so far.

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