Photographing birds in flight

Discussion in 'Canon EOS Digital SLRs' started by mike 21, May 11, 2021.

  1. mike 21

    mike 21 New Member

    Mar 2, 2020
    Canon 750D, 18-55, 70-300, 50mm f1.8
    I use my Rebel 6i/750D to photograph birds at a local reserve. Settings are AI Servo, manual, RAW, auto ISO, 1/1600 shutter speed, single point focus and burst mode. Sometimes a bird will suddenly take to the air but it is difficult to track with the small black focus rectangle so most are missed.

    It would be better to use multi-point focus if it could be done quickly so as not to miss the shot, There are two buttons to access the focus mode – AF area selection and AF point selection buttons; which is the better button to use. Maybe choose the 19 point selection, but would that work for burst mode, also can a button be customised to go instantly to that mode rather than waste a few milliseconds scrolling through.

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