The background was relative diffuse, a river with some lily leaves. The AF should focus on the nearest object and I kept concentrating on getting them in the middle of the viewfinder. Most of the discarded images were just out of focus, varying from not being tack sharp to blur. As we know, even static shots aren’t easy to get in sharp focus overall.Well done, I've never managed to get those in flight.. it needs some superhuman abilities I guess
How did you keep the AF from locking on the background?
I know you are joking, but random spray and pray would be very inefficient as there were never more than 2 in the field if view. 400mm on FF is optimal for me. A longer focal length would make it to difficult for me to keep in the viewfinder, and a shorter focal length would give smaller images. Yes, I did prefocus. The 100-400mm II has blisteringly fast AF. The Sigma 150-600 I don’t think would have worked. The 5DIV would have given me more keepers but at lower resolution.could try 50mm lens and finding place where they swarm and just spray around
preventing camera locking backround can use camera setting where it doesnt start hunt focus if too much away from focus . and prefocus more near where actual shoot is ?
just 1 shoot, zone af . I rarely see flying dragonflies near me so havent got chanses shoot more. trying stay places where isnt mosquitos so not densely dragonflies either.That's a very good attempt. How did you set up the RP AF for it? How many failures for 1 success?
I am impressed. Was it hovering or was flying past? I am very interested to find out how well the mirrorless do for nature shots. That was a very good shot as it is very difficult to get a whole dragonfly sharp.just 1 shoot, zone af . I rarely see flying dragonflies near me so havent got chanses shoot more. trying stay places where isnt mosquitos so not densely dragonflies either.