05 October 2019

Birds in Flight Photography with different Canon AF Systems

Birds in Flight Photography with different Canon Autofocus Systems
Camera Autofocus System (AF) and continuous Frames Per Second shooting (fps) not always everything to succeed in Birds in Flight Photography

Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Canon EOS 6D

A high continuous shooting fps camera with a sophisticated AF system is not the only requirement to succeed in Birds in Flight photography. Many other criteria will assist the quality of the end result(s).

Birds in Flight Shooting Conditions 
Conditions / subject speed for both images more / less the same. Both birds in flight images created in the Table Bay Nature Reserve just off Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Image 1:  Canon EOS 7D Mark II (APS-C) / EF 400mm f/5.6L lens @ 10 fps and 65-Point AF System / Large Zone AF (AI Servo)

Image 2: Canon EOS 6D (Full Frame) / EF 400mm f/5.6L lens @ 4.5 fps and 11 Point AF System / One Point AF (IA Servo)

Source / Settings Image 1: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Source / Settings image 2: Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens
Image 1: Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens

Canon EOS 6D / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens
Image 2: Canon EOS 6D / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens

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