Replacement D2X Shot

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My attempt at trying out the camera last evening in the marsh was squashed by an unexpected thunderstorm and hail.

This morning I stopped by the salt pannes and had all of 15 minutes. This guy flew directly overhead and wasn't exactly lit nicely but it looks as if the camera locked him perfectly as far as focus point goes on 5 out of 5 shots. The shots were taken utilizing AF-C, single area dynamic. It isn't perfectly sharp but as the camera was literally pointed almost straight up, there wasn't really any way to stabilize the lens as I typically would do.

Therefore....tracking appears much better than the original camera on this very small sample of images and I can't yet comment on the sharpness issue.

It's gonna rain again tomorrow but Sunday is supposed to be sunny so I'll do some serious testing then.

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Jeez Jim, most of us would kill for such a 'not so sharp' pic of these guys. I sure hope that this is a good omen.

Are you coming to Merritt now that you have a working cam? :p

Frank
 
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Hi Frank...

I'll know by the end of next week.....I've got to figure out the finances as we're doing some things around the house....but I'm trying real hard :)
 
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jfenton said:
...but it looks as if the camera locked him perfectly as far as focus point goes on 5 out of 5 shots.
I LOVE the sound of that. I sure hope this one works for you, Jim. Scares me a bit that the camera had to be replaced, though.

Keep us updated!
 

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