A few hoverflies in flight

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macrouser
macrouser Senior Member • Posts: 3,023
Re: A few hoverflies in flight

I have only resonantly started using the same method.  I use zone or wide for the focus area.  I find the camera can follow very small subjects very fast that way.

I was experimenting two nights ago with manual settings on my flash to get a faster recycle time.  At 1/8 power and a shutter speed of 1/250 sec. and f11, I can use burst mode at 8 frames per second and get good exposure on all shots up to over two meters.  I haven't tested it on insects yet but am looking forward to it.

My 90 mm macro is best for that.  The sigma 150 mm macro lens is using an adapter and the focus is not that good or fast.  It might work with my FE 50 mm macro lens but I haven't tried it yet.

I like to limit my ISO to a range of 100 to 400 if possible.

 macrouser's gear list:macrouser's gear list
Sony SLT-A77 Sony a7R III Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM Sony FE 90mm F2.8 macro Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS +2 more
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