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  1. #1541
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    Re: Post your Birds in Flight

    Quote Originally Posted by cwgrizz View Post
    I have a question about how you all focus for your BIF shots? Do you manually set for infinity, or use auto-focus, or .........? If auto-focus, do you use center single spot, or multi-spots, etc? Don't hold back, share your professional secrets. Ha!
    Personally I use auto-focus, I wouldn't trust myself manually for birds in flight.
    Sometimes I will use single-point focus but more often than not 9-point, very occasionally 21.

    Single-point will generally be best but can be challenging unless your tracking skills are good


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    Re: Post your Birds in Flight

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  5. #1545
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    Re: Post your Birds in Flight

    Quote Originally Posted by cwgrizz View Post
    I have a question about how you all focus for your BIF shots? Do you manually set for infinity, or use auto-focus, or .........? If auto-focus, do you use center single spot, or multi-spots, etc? Don't hold back, share your professional secrets. Ha!
    i use AF with single spot for mine, i read on grandpas thread this was the best, but also the hardest, i suck less and less nowadays, but can still throw up the odd clunker.
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  6. #1546
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    Re: Post your Birds in Flight

    Quote Originally Posted by cwgrizz View Post
    I have a question about how you all focus for your BIF shots? Do you manually set for infinity, or use auto-focus, or .........? If auto-focus, do you use center single spot, or multi-spots, etc? Don't hold back, share your professional secrets. Ha!
    Here's an interesting and informative article on BIF from a Newsletter I regularly receive: How to Photograph Birds in Flight
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  7. #1547
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    Re: Post your Birds in Flight

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    Here's an interesting and informative article on BIF from a Newsletter I regularly receive: How to Photograph Birds in Flight

    Thanks... I will want to take a look at that one...

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    Re: Post your Birds in Flight

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy1961 View Post
    i use AF with single spot for mine, i read on grandpas thread this was the best, but also the hardest, i suck less and less nowadays, but can still throw up the odd clunker.
    Same for me.

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    Re: Post your Birds in Flight

    Quote Originally Posted by photogramps View Post
    Here's an interesting and informative article on BIF from a Newsletter I regularly receive: How to Photograph Birds in Flight
    This is on my to read list now. Thanks
    (Not that I will remember what I read. Ha!)
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    Re: Post your Birds in Flight

    Post your Birds in Flight
    Just a couple of gulls today.

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