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- Aug 16, 2012
We have a fun thread on Dragonflies and Damselflies, enjoyed by some of us aficionados. The most difficult shots are those of them flying as they are very small and fast and usually erratic. So we have developed tricks for photoing them. Recently, the AF of the R5 has made such shots much easier. So, I thought I would post some taken in the last couple of days to show more widely how good the AF of the R5 is. Also, the RF 100-500mm has a superb focal length range and minimum focal distance for the task, focusses very rapidly, and is light to swing around rapidly to track the little beasties. All here are taken with the lens at 500mm. And, for me, a real plus is that we can use the electronic shutter at 20 fps to make animated gifs to show the action of the wings. The shots here are with AF in full tracking mode and fast shutter speed. f/7.1.