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The One That Got Away

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Narnian, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    Arggggh! I had been trying to get a good closeup of some of the water birds in flight and though I had one but just missed it. The auto-focus would often just not seem to activate when I was trying to track the closer birds so many of them were not focused. If anybody has some tricks and tips for capturing birds in flight I am all ears.

    These were all shot with the GF1 with the 45-200.


    I was able to get a few from a distance where tracking was easier:



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  2. drpump

    drpump Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 28, 2010
    I'm very interested in hearing people's tips on this too. Autofocus on my E-PL1 is a tad slow and cumbersome if I just point and click (even my ageing Canon 350D is considerably faster, although I realise contrast detection is slower in general).

    Note that I have the small focus box configured, but it still requires a button press to activate it. Any way to make it the default? I'd also like to have an easy way to re-center the small autofocus box: it always remembers the last focus point.