Birds in Flight

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  1. jcdeboever

    jcdeboever TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    My first real attempt at it. Not sure how much help i can get being a Fujifilm xt2 user. I shot in continuous h, zone large square, afc mode 2, 100-400 with 1.4 tc. I tried wide tracking zone but nothing was coming out. My have to go into custom settings to experiment. This stuff is hard! I started at 200 as they were appproaching from distance, locked focus, then zoomed. SOOC jpeg

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  2. astroNikon

    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    Great sharp pics, what bird is #4 it's totally awesome in black.
     
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    jcdeboever TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Thanks.Cormorant, I believe.
     
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    I think that zooming out, you will lose focus. Focusing at the extreme end of the zoom then pulling back you will retain focus. But action is hard and BIF is very hard. Keep trying different combo until you find the winning combo ... or until someone with an XT2 and BIF expertise steps up. (The problem is that you and I may be the only XT2 shooters in TPF ... maybe Steve if he ever wakes up, lol.)
     
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    jcdeboever TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I'll try it. Then maybe I can help someone for once. Steve is feeling the pressure, I can sense it. Lol
     
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    Yep, #4 is a cormorant.
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    lol Actually for a while I've been looking at Sony and FujiFilm for a Full Spectrum, probably FujiFilm.
    And years ago before I bought into Nikon I nearly bought into FujiFilm.

    If it all was free ....
     
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    Nice set!
     
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    jcdeboever TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Thanks, buy an XT2 and guide me ok master bifer
     
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    Nice set
     
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    Very nice! BIFs are tough no matter what you're shooting with. I especially like #2.
     
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    Very Nice Set.
     
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