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A7RM3 focus settings for birds in flight

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Hi Jim,

I do have MR2 set up for "wildlife", or moving targets. Since I'm using the Sony FE 100-400 lens the switch to manual is easy, and fairly quick. It is a mechanical button on the lens itself, and does not require any menu access. Hence the tendency to switch to manual when auto focus has difficulty. Since I always shoot "wide open", this is the only change I make for birds, so only one MR location. I have the other two set for "Landscape" and 'Portrait", although these are just "starting points", since I commonly end up shooting manual mode (night shots in particular).

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I'm thinking Mark Galer (YouTube Sony ambassador) made a point also that anything greater than F8 will force the camera to shut off the phase-detection component of auto focus and thus slow down the process.  Does that sound right?

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