My suggestion is AF mode (One shot or servo) and Shooting mode (Single or continuous) independent. I suggest that you do a kind of focus bracketing by focusing in points near the bird, some just a little closer and some just a little behind in addition (of course) to exactly on the bird. OK all these assuming that the bird is static of course. In the best case you will get more/better keepers. In the worst you will just delete the extra shots afterwards.9VIII said:tron said:7D2 is not too big! And yes SL2 is a nice little camera but it does not have AFMA unfortunately.9VIII said:neuroanatomist said:hopefully this time my point will sink in.
You got twice as close to the subject, congratulations on giving a completely irrelevant example. (Just like the bird shot with the 100f2.8 Macro.)
I’ll upload a RAW file in a few days when I have access to them again.
neuroanatomist said:the 7DII is a whole helluva lot more functional than the T7.)
The functionality of the T7 is infinitely better as long as the 7D2 is left sitting on a shelf because it’s too big.
The SL2 with the internals of the 7D2 (or as close as they can get) would be the ultimate wildlife camera.
In case you are interested I have made some focusing suggestions above that may - or may not - help to mitigate the lack of AFMA (at least for static subjects).
I vaguely remember experimenting with using single shot and continuous autofocus during that shooting session, I think my conclusion was continuous does a bad job of getting things steadily in focus, at least on this camera, which may be one of the valid criticisms of the 9 point AF system on a cheap body. Single Shot AF is solid though.