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Lens: da 200mm 2.8 Camera: k70 Photo Location: back garden 
Posted By: Flanoman, 04-16-2019, 11:27 AM

I have been over doing it with DOF because I'm trying to nail the auto focus on my k70. I'm coming from manual focus film pentax cameras and lenses . I wish there was a split focus centre in the view finder and I would just manual focus. old habits die hard.

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04-16-2019, 12:50 PM   #2
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I think you nailed this one pretty good. Nice one
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I think you nailed this one pretty good. Nice one
Me too. It's a terrific shot.

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The thing is with these guys, you need the DoF. I used to shoot ƒ5.6 with every lens for small birds, ƒ8 is much better. You still don't get the whole bird in focus a lot of the time, but you can see the difference. Now I only shoot ƒ5.6 if there isn't enough light for ƒ8.

Those little white spots around there, if you've got those in sharp focus you've nailed it. Nice job.
I also tend to shoot in bursts, usually that gives you choice of poses to choose from.

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You certainly nailed that one. Great shot and great title.
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thanks, Bengan , Sailor and Pj1 . I hope the robin continues to build her nest but she's very close to our back door which is used constantly, I will know more in the morning. Normhead your right about the critical focus, thanks for the F8 stop advice for bird shooting . I will definitely play with those settings in the future .

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