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    #31
    Originally posted by Wings and Things View Post
    Just a thought - what shutter speeds were you getting/using on the 100-500? Is it just a case of blur/shake due to slow speeds being indoors and shooting through glass? I have tried shooting our aquarium and even in good light the results were not great using a short lens never mind a telephoto. Maybe post a sample with the exif data which might help someone offer better advice and help.
    Thanks Colin

    It was difficult to get a decent shutter speed with the 100-500mm lens even with a high ISO shooting at 250mm. In Tv the aperture was flashing as to say it was not correct for the shutter speed or ISO
    Focusing was another issue (as previously mentioned).
    The results with the 24-105mm was however surprisingly quite good.

    I remember with the previous Canon EF lenses (on a D-SLR camera) the focus point was always central and focusing was usually straight forward, even indoors.​
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      #32
      Stephen, I think this is all down to shutter speed. Take it outside on a good day, set it up on a tripod and take some test shots
      Last edited by Trev B; 10-03-2024, 07:27.
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        #33
        If you want to centre the focus point on an r6m2 press the thumb joy stick, it is a button as well ( it is located just to the right of the viewfinder). There are a lot of options for the focus, I mostly use Expand area for the static photography I mostly do. Once the focus point is established the (with a shutter half press) auto detect normally takes over for you

        For manual focus on menu AF5 I find it best to select MF Peaking Settings to ON and Focus Guide to ON. This gives you a visual focus indicator and a coloured band to let you know the areas that will be in focus.

        Ian
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          #34
          Originally posted by Farider View Post
          If you want to centre the focus point on an r6m2 press the thumb joy stick, it is a button as well ( it is located just to the right of the viewfinder). There are a lot of options for the focus, I mostly use Expand area for the static photography I mostly do. Once the focus point is established the (with a shutter half press) auto detect normally takes over for you

          For manual focus on menu AF5 I find it best to select MF Peaking Settings to ON and Focus Guide to ON. This gives you a visual focus indicator and a coloured band to let you know the areas that will be in focus.

          Ian
          Thanks Ian

          I went to Paignton for a few days this week and took the camera and lenses (only the second time out with the camera and lenses).
          I'd updated the R6 mkII firmware to version 1.4.
          I used the Canon RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1 at Paignton zoo and used the thumb joy stick on several occasions (that helped).
          On returning home I was quite pleased with the results (much better than back in October).
          I also went on the steam train and the cruise up the river Dart and used the Canon RF 24-105mm f4L lens.
          On returning home I was quite pleased with the results again.

          The only thing that I was disappointed with is the camera reverted back to shooting in jpeg instead of RAW.
          The results were quite satisfactory and my confidence with the camera and lenses has grown immensely.
          I will change the settings back to RAW or RAW/jpeg with my next trip out.
          I will post some images over the next few days.

          It's good to be back and more active.
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            #35
            It’s just a thought but I’ve been setting up a new R7 today and I had to remind myself that lots, if not all settings are applied in all modes. In particular, you may find that setting Raw with no jpeg in (M)annual mode won’t apply the same setting in Tv mode. It has to be set directly in all modes. Agree completely though that these cameras take a lot of time to get set up right - I spent two hours this afternoon tweak settings to get my R7 playing how I want it to.

            Living in Somerset we go to Slimbridge a lot so perhaps we can meet up on a nice day, and even try a trip to Berkeley Castle for some wide angle action…
            EOS 7D mk II, Sigma 150-660C, Canon 17-85 EF-S, Tamron 10-24 and a wife who shares my obsession.

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              #36
              As a postscript, I’ve never got decent shots in an aquarium using a dedicated camera, only with a camera phone. Conditions are such - light, cloudy water, moving subjects- that good results are seriously hard to get so I wouldn’t beat yourself up about not getting magazine quality results in one.
              EOS 7D mk II, Sigma 150-660C, Canon 17-85 EF-S, Tamron 10-24 and a wife who shares my obsession.

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