Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spot AF and great detailed images - 1st day out with Canon EOS 7D

Hats Off to Canon on producing such a responsive and accurate focusing system, these are my thoughts about Canon 7D after using it on my 1st trip out with it along with family. I tried shooting Indian Blue Peacock behind a fence, it had its feathers spread and i wanted to shoot it as such a colorful animal and such a detail in wings really look amazing, and who can resist from printing a very nice large print of dancing bird. 

So i used normal focus spot to take a clear photo of bird, no luck. Here is the image it looks like

Check out the sharp fence that was around 6 feet away from me and bird was another 2 feet away inside the cage.











And here is image shot with Spot focusing enabled, Sharp image with excellent details. Eyes are slight back focus, but i think it works, absolutely no camera error but user error, i was using one shot AF and bird was conterminously moving.

The image was shot at 1/200, f2.8, ISO 250, Handheld, Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro non IS version.



And here is the final Processed Image. You can order print upto 20X30 from the gallery (click image)






















See how use of wide open aperture (f2.8) along with 100mm focal length blurred the fence. It is slightly visible but image looks perfect for printing.

By Awais Yaqub, Images © Awais Yaqub 2010
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