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70-400 MkII focusing
« on: September 20, 2017, 08:22:24 PM »
I recently took the plunge and bought a second hand 70-400G MKII to take advantage of the extra focusing ability when combined with my A99 MKII compared with my existing 70-400G which is at least 6 years old.  I took it with me to the USA on holiday and one day we were down at the beach on Cape Cod when I noticed a number of terns and gulls swopping over the water trying to catch fish.  The new lens is so much better at focusing and tracking focus with the birds than my old lens so managed to get some sharp pictures in flight







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Re: 70-400 MkII focusing
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 08:40:42 PM »
some great clear super sharp shots here Fud..............

love number two the most
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Re: 70-400 MkII focusing
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2017, 12:52:43 AM »
Yes number two for me also. At first I thought, pity Fud you didn't  get the head, then I looked again and sure enough, you got the head! That for me makes two the best shot of a good sharp bunch. 
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Re: 70-400 MkII focusing
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2017, 11:48:58 AM »
Cracking set of shots - looks like the combo is working really well for you

(PS: Good to see you back here again, BTW)
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Re: 70-400 MkII focusing
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2017, 10:48:15 PM »
Great set and the reflection in the water makes the second shot a winner....john
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