Focus tracking

Started 1 month ago | Questions thread
Adam007 Regular Member • Posts: 407
Miles Green FTW

I used the Miles Green "method" posted earlier.  I also updated the firmware.  It works great.  I have tracked birds flying across the Y axis as they passed behind tree branches that might've fooled the system. I'm not saying it's perfect; I'm saying that using AF-C and all 25 points has taken my BIF photography from "non-existent" to "not bad and occasionally great".

I find that a minimum shutter speed for a BIF seems to be around 1/1250.  Smaller birds closer to 1/2500.  I keep my aperture around F8, though I could probably open that bit, given how far away they are most of the time (300m DA*, which isn't the fastest-focusing lens I can think of).

Keep plugging away at it.

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Sony RX10 III Pentax K-1 Pentax smc FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited Pentax smc FA 43mm F1.9 Limited Pentax smc FA 77mm 1.8 Limited +3 more
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