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Old May 10, 2007, 2:10 AM   #1
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Does take getting used to (after most other cameras).... was forever the first week or so taking shots when I intended just a prefocus half push.....

But something I have noticed..... once you are used to it.... you just don't take you finger of it..... AF HOLDS.

Thonight was shooting low light and long lens refocus was an inssue.....

But just not taking my finger offf (very slight pressure) I could rapid fire shots with no refocus..... actually I had noticed this before... but tonight I finally got a handle on the DELICATE touch it requires.

A very nice feature, avoiding the need to go into full manual focus.

Just as an exaple here, 400mm (hardly high end Phoenix 100-400mm), wide open and 125th at last nights very smokey sunset due to the 200 wildfires in FL right now.... nearest about 100 miles away.

Very shallow DOF and refocus tended to hunt, far from always, but just when you don't want it to..... but this one of 5 or so quiclk shots as the the boat crossed the sun, with no refocus just learning that, again DELICATE touch.
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Old May 10, 2007, 2:52 AM   #2
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Really good shot and explanation, had noticed it to but hadn't thought about using it. - Ronny
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Thanks, and actually this could be a very good practice for "shutter jabbers" who might think that SR doesn't work so well (by jarring the camera at the moment of exposure).

Again this 400mm at 1/4 mile (likely more), hand held and at just 125th plus croped at least 20% (further mag), mostly because I did't want anyone saying I had dust on the sensor (cropped out, and since cleaned)

The better your aiming and shutter skills the better your results will be.

I really like someone's (I forget who) recent comparison of SR to as if can you keep a laser pointer in a small circle at distance.... if you can, SR will serve you well.... if not, don't espect a lot from it.

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