6D birds in flight

Started May 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
DavidNJ100 Contributing Member • Posts: 514
Re: 6D birds in flight

mike clemens wrote:

Anderson Silva wrote:

Looks good from here. Focus is impressive as well.

Thanks! I take hundreds of pics and quite a few are in focus and there end up being a couple keepers, I really like that one the birds are so serious. That is the 300mm + 1.4x in action it really is quite sharp. It does have a bit of chromatic abberation of sharp contrasty edges but Lightroom just makes it vanish with a checkbox.


The 300/2.8 IS II is Canon's sharpest lens and the 300/2.8 IS is only slightly behind.

There are other AI Servo adjustments in the autofocus customization: tracking sensitivity, tracking accel/decel, first shot priority, second shot priority.

In AI Servo you can also set a base point that it starts it focus from and uses the entire array. The caveat is that your lens is fast and long and at least without the TC the autofocus sensors may be a bit challenged. The center sensor has a high sensitivity vertical sensor when an F2.8 lens is attached on the 6D. For the flying flock picture you had the TC and that is a 2Mp crop of a 20Mp sensor, so presumably a small part of the frame and they were relatively far away (250-400ft?) with a deeper DOF (may 10ft or more)..

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