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Old Jul 24, 2010, 5:58 PM   #1
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Old Jul 24, 2010, 6:03 PM   #2
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And I tried a few in flight, but didn't do real well with low light the 7D just couldn't focus at times and it was most likely "user" error...
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Old Jul 24, 2010, 6:17 PM   #3
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did you use single point AF for the low light shots?
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did you use single point AF for the low light shots?
No, I was using Zone AF or AF Expansion as the movement of these guys is faster than a Harrier Jet and they can fly as fast backwards as they can forwards...so I a sure a lot of people got a great laugh at my expense with me and a 7D and a 100-400 Canon waving all over the place trying to catch these guys....lol...it was a good exercise...and I can tell i am getting better at shooting on the wing, just going to take some time to be really good at it...
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yeah with the 100-400 that must have been quit a site.
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Beautiful hummingbirds.
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Although the in flights leave a lot of room for improvement the birds on the branch came out very sharp.

I recently had the pleasure of shooting humming birds with a friends 7D and 70-200 f/4 with some success. I don't recall name of the setting the AF was set to but there would be 2 or 3 boxes appear in the viewfinder simultaneously. Servo it may have been called? Anyhow that setting along with the 7 FPS made for some fun shooting and a high number of keepers.
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Thanks Mike I had the 70-200 with me also and you are right I should have tried it as it did well for the Barn Swallows "on the wing" for me...thanks for the tip!
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