Big and little critters, and other stuff with the 100-300 mm

Started Apr 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
Michael J Davis
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Re: Big and little critters, and other stuff with the 100-300 mm

GeorgianBay1939 wrote:

I spent a nice couple of days riding around in the truck with the 100-300 mounted on the GH2. All hand-held, some propping. Here are results and observations.

I need some practice (and information) on how to capture these birds in flight. I am using SAF, getting a focus zone and try to lock it. But I lose lock whenever birds are in front of high contrast trees.

I usually select small square for focus, but should probably learn to use Pattern Focus with BIF?? I dunno.

I have a few others that might be of interest to long lens shooters (including some very small stuff that I used the extension tubes on). I'll add other images to this thread as (or if) it develops.

Good challenges with these guys! Advice?

Hi Tom! Nice shots.

I just wonder why you didn't use 1/500 at f5.6 for the more extreme shots. I think you are losing more in slight shake than in lens crispness. Why are the sandhill crane shots slightly pink?

I'm still trying to justify the purchase of a 300mm, but am getting nice shots with the 200mm + heavy cropping...


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