I've been wondering if I'm overdoing the posting of birds to a thread that's supposed to be more generic - Anything shot with a 6D - any comments anyone? Initially I think 6D supporters wanted to get the feedback out that while the camera had it's shortcomings, they were nothing close to as bad as the early detractors suggested.
I can say that locking focus on that flying hummingbird with all those Spotted Forget-me-nots directly behind was indeed challenging but yesterday my friend had the same frustration with his Nikon D300 shooting with a 70-300.
Can anyone suggest how and why this would improve if I had a 1Dx for example, or even the 5D3 I almost bought, or a 7D2. I'm asking because a second body is in my sights for next year and it'll be my last because I can't with a clear conscience as an amateur justify such expenditures.
At present in about 4 months of shooting I've confimed that a higher frame rate would be nice for sure and a better AF for catching BIF but otherwise I'm a pretty satisfied customer. At present I'm 90+% center spot focus with AI for moving birds. I'd like to hear how others might approach what I'm trying to do, which might include directing me to some previous forum discussions, if you're aware of them.
This shot gave me a chuckle. It reminded me of my childhood with two of us on a small toboggan hanging on for dear life going down a 30 degree incline to certain death. This is about 10% of the frame so quality is so so.
300 X2 1600th F6.3 ISO 1600