01 September 2017

Testimony of the Modern Autofocus System - Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Testimony of the Modern Autofocus System - Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon Autofocus (AF) Testing - Woodbridge Island Cape Town

Some of the more challenging Birds in Flight shots to get into focus are those of small (erratic flying) birds coming straight at the lens.

Fortunately, most modern AF Systems are capable of assisting the photographer for tracking and capturing these shots.

During the upcoming Canon  EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Workshop Cape Town I will be spending some time discussing the requirements / settings for these typical 'flying into the lens' shots.

Canon Equipment / Settings Used

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens
  • AI Servo (Case 1 : Wide Zone AF)
  • Manual Mode: f/6.3 / ISO 800 / 1/5000s

Two consecutive frames of a fast flying Pied Kingfisher at Woodbridge Island (Table Bay Nature Reserve), Cape Town


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Testimony of the Modern Autofocus System - Canon EOD 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II - AF Testing Cape Town : Pied Kingfisher

Testimony of the Modern Autofocus System - Canon EOD 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II - AF Testing Cape Town : Pied Kingfisher

Two consecutive frames of a Pied Kingfisher after a dive in the Milnerton Lagoon Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Canon EOS 7D Mark II - AF Testing Cape Town : Pied Kingfisher
Canon EOS 7D Mark II - AF Testing Cape Town : Pied Kingfisher

Canon EOS 7D Mark II - AF Testing Cape Town : Pied Kingfisher
Canon EOS 7D Mark II - AF Testing Cape Town : Pied Kingfisher

Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town
Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town

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