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X-T2 AF 100-400

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#1 johanneskropf



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Posted 21 September 2016 - 04:16 PM

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First Pictures taken with the Xt2 and the 100-400. The autofocus looks promising but I will need try the different modes.

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#2 jonas



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Posted 10 December 2016 - 10:27 PM

Great captures! 


I'm trying to get clear crips photos of my dog as well when he runs towards me, but I'm unable to lock the focus on him. I've tried different autofocus modes, different autofocus measures such as spot, wide etc. But I'm having a hard time to nail it.


The lenses I have is 18-50 and the 55. Are they too slow for this kind of photos?


I need some tips because these looks spot on ッ 

Edited by jonas, 10 December 2016 - 10:29 PM.

#3 CplGumby


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 04:34 PM

Out of curiosity, what settings did you use? The third one looks a bit soft so I'm thinking either shutter too slow (dogs notoriously don't stay still so you can snap away!) or aperture too shallow. As for Autofocus modes, I would use AF-C #5 Erratic and suddenly accelerating. At least 1/800s if the dog is moving left and right.

At 400mm (not sure what focal length you used), 45 ft from the subject an F/4 aperture will only provide approx 7" of depth of field in focus.

So if your pup is coming at you, you wouldn't get his entire head in focus.


Not sure if this helps.

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