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    Quote Originally Posted by sedwards View Post
    These 4 hummingbird pics are to compare my 7DII and 5DIII at high ISO. Both were shot at min focus distance at ISO 3200 with a 400mm f5.6L + EF 1.4II extender . 7DII images were croped to 16X9 , so just a littl off the top and bottom 5DIII images were resized to make comparing easier.I finally figured out that most of my focusing issues with the 7DII was due to AFMA being off. I used focal pro and tried 8 times using a gazillion shots and it always said -11 was the correct adjustment. I picked up a spider lenscal target and -11 was off quite a bit. -4 seems just perfect. I have since used focal again and it still says -11. anyways , see if you can tell which pic is from which camera before looking on flickr.
    I think you need to AFMA Focal Pro.

    Seriously though... you should call Focal and see what they say. That is a lot of time you wasted.

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    I don't think I can tell which camera took which shot....but....they do look a little soft to me.

    You can micro-adjust a lens without a computer....find some small objects in close proximity (e.g. blades of grass) and take an image with one focal point....blow up the image and it will be very apparent if it is front or back focusing. Adjust and re-shoot until you get it focusing on your point.

    Another way....take a 12 inch wooden ruler....place it on a slant (about 30 degrees or so).....take a picture focusing on the center point of the ruler (the 6 inch mark). Blow up to 100% and see where the image is sharp....adjust your AFMA and shoot again. You'll get in 3 or 4 shots max!!!

    I have done all my lenses this simple manual way. It's quick, easy and it works.

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    We call it "Pantana", which means "Something muddy\dirty"


    Pantana, Parco della Piana
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    Dogs and cats, living together! Mass hysteria!

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    after playing with AFMA for what seems like forever and never being sure its right , i decided to just put it to 0. what a difference.
    3N1A2758-Edit by Stuart Edwards, on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by sedwards View Post
    after playing with AFMA for what seems like forever and never being sure its right , i decided to just put it to 0. what a difference.
    3N1A2758-Edit by Stuart Edwards, on Flickr
    That looks great on my monitor!

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    from what I'm seeing Stuart, I don't think you could get much more detail....leave it at zero. Nice capture.....

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    Warbler

    The images here are so usually so spectacular it gives one pause to post. I liked this capture of a Wilson's warbler, so here goes! If I have the bird ID wrong, please let me know.


    [IMG]Yellow bird by Danny Watson, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    very nice , but I would say that looks a lot more like an American Goldfinch
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    Agreed it is a really nice image of an American Goldfinch ... well done! I like the larger version you posted as well.
    Last edited by Joel Eade; 08-25-2015 at 01:02 PM.

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    Stuart and Joel,

    Thanks for the bird ID. I easily go astray using internet tools to "name that bird." Once you clued me to look up the American Goldfinch, that is clearly the right call.

    Thanks also for the encouragement.

    Danny

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