800mm f/11 because a cellphone isn't long enough!
- May 22, 2016
Nice series. The 70-200 is an amazing lens. You are going to enjoy it. If you want to capture the hummingbird (or any bird) in flight, you have to be willing to go with a high shutter speed. 1/1600 is about the minimum price of admission. You have an R5, so don't be afraid to let the ISO rise as well. Experiment. Put it in auto ISO, maybe with a ISO 2000 max or, if you shoot RAW, peg the ISO at 800 or 1000 and be willing to raise the exposure on your computer.I'm new to this thread, and thank those before me who've posted such beautiful bird photos.
I just got into Canon and FF with the R5 and 4 RF lenses. This was taken from my house through a window to a hummingbird feeder outside. Taken on a tripod with RF 70-200 L IS at 100mm, f2.8 1/250" ISO 200. I used a wider angle (full image in 1st photo) to try to catch flight within any part of the view. The 5 photos are taken with electronic front shutter at 12fps and are cropped to enlarge the hummingbird vicinity. Not as great as most of y'all, but it's a start.