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Aug
27
comment Blurry Pictures. Lighting fine.
The above could be caused by a number of things really and without more information it would be hard to provide an answer. Could you add info about whether you were using single shot or tracking autofocus and a single focal point or auto selection please? f/4 might well be too shallow, especially if people are on different focal planes and it is possible you're experiencing front or rear focus combined with shallow DoF
Feb
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Dec
20
comment What is the advantage to back-button autofocus?
That simply doesn't work for all lenses, especially long heavy lenses as the balance point isn't always the optimal point to hold it. The varying placement of controls and available gripping points on the lens combined with the weight of the type of body you are using means it isn't always practical. For my personal setup when using my 300 prime, back button focus just doesn't happen to work out. I am sure it does for some of my other lenses but I am not going to monkey around with settings like that between lens changes.
Oct
20
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
23
answered How can I find dust in Photoshop similar to the Lightroom feature Visualize Spots?
Feb
4
revised How do I take pictures of planes flying at an airshow?
fixed a silly typo
Feb
4
comment How do I take pictures of planes flying at an airshow?
@2-Stroker not that slow - I do sometimes for fun but as long as the aircraft isn't coming in to land on or below 1/320 should work. If the aircraft is on final approach they will have a generally lower throttle setting so the propeller are turning more slowly so you need to reduce the shutter speed still.
Feb
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Aug
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
8
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Jun
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awarded  Caucus
Apr
22
comment Why does a Leica camera cost so much?
@Garik I would be surprised if Ken had actually used, let alone seen most of those lenses. Do yourself a favour and block his appalling site with your router :)
Apr
17
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
17
comment Where can I find advice on using an advanced AF system for wildlife and bird photography?
I tried back button focus but found that losing my thumb as a stabiliser for the back of the camera (as you need to release pressure from the button) caused me to increase camera shake. If you are set up to use AI Servo I can't see why you would want to turn the tracking off to take a photo though.
Feb
16
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Feb
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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awarded  Yearling
Jan
22
comment Where can I find advice on using an advanced AF system for wildlife and bird photography?
Yes it will, it will track as best it can between shutter actuations, I believe it tries to predict the movement of the object based on it's speed etc.
Jan
22
comment Where can I find advice on using an advanced AF system for wildlife and bird photography?
You need to keep the shutter half pressed for it to continue focusing and then squeeze it to take shots when you want, releasing it to a half press for continued focusing afterwards
Jan
21
comment Where can I find advice on using an advanced AF system for wildlife and bird photography?
Yes, you need AI Servo for tracking, you won't have much joy with one shot. Those are pretty much my tips for its usage above