Didn’t really show the excellent focusing that was obtained yesterday at the Zoo – here is an example. Using the 18/200 yesterday I could only get so close to the subjects – this monkey was sitting on a stump quite a way from us as we drove by on the main road. The landscape shot is the one I took at 187 mm zoom ( the 7D has a 1.6 sensor = 300 mm equivalent ) and cropped it to show the close-up of the monkey – even at that amount of cropping I still have excellent sharpness. I love “Back Button Focusing” .
Went with Pat to Khao Kheow Open Zoo near Chonburi yesterday morning to test my new camera setup. I am amazed at the quality of the images – the 7D was set up using “back button focusing” and evaluative exposure from the focusing area. – Images are tack sharp at the set focus point and the histograms show almost perfect exposure.
Most were shot from the seat of a golf cart we had rented to drive around – hand held – ISO 400 using a 18-200 Canon Zoom lens, camera set at “P” mode auto. Many needed a lot of cropping because even with the 18/200 I couldn’t get close enough to fill the frame.. They also show the high ISO – being a little grainy, but better than I was getting before.