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Post Options Post Options   Quote Janneman1967 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 June 2010 at 09:26
Thank you very much Frankman. Very usefull tips for BIF and i'm going to practice right away.

Do you have any new tips since the last post?

Jan
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Frankman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 June 2010 at 11:06
Thanks Jan

I'll update this article when I have a bit more time. The best advice I can give in brief is "the more I practice the luckier I get".

Frank
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Post Options Post Options   Quote chito beach Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2010 at 16:12
Frank great write up thanks for sharing with us.

I use the same process as you when shooting the A100. Center weighted or spot focus and AF-C for lens I use either the Tokina 80-400mm or the Sigma 50-500mm.

I have just recently purchased the A55 and from reports you can not track fast moving birds in the EVF. Well that's not true it is different but it is doable and the AF system in the A55 is much faster and accurate.

I have only had the chance to try it several times due to weather in the Pacific Northwest, but did not have any issues.

Maybe start up a BIF training thread and give pointer to those of us less experienced?

Thanks again for your work here!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Frankman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 November 2010 at 08:23

Brian - I wish I had an opportunity to try out the A55 AF speed. From all reports, it's better than the A700. Nevertheless, I've found the A700 OK for 95% of situations. Once you're aware of the limitations of your gear you can find ways of improving your hit rate through technique and lots of practice.

Once you've had your A55 for a while, it would be interesting to get a detailed report from you. I'm sure others would be interested too.

Cheers, Frank
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