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therealthings wrote:
But you think LV tracking is good on the dxii?


"Good" is relative - in my experience it's better than anything that I could ever accomplish with the angle finder.



Mar 23, 2017 at 05:07 PM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · Angle finder; have you used it? and do you like it?


I also use one but I think would be very difficult trying to track wildlife, especially birds.


Mar 23, 2017 at 05:11 PM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · Angle finder; have you used it? and do you like it?


I find it invaluable when the camera is on a Pan-Pod for those low level shots, but it can be a little tough to find the bird initially. I bring foam knee-pads with me when I plan on using it, and the results can't be had otherwise. If my camera/lens is on a tripod at any height that I can use the viewfinder instead, then that is much preferred over an angle finder.








Mar 23, 2017 at 06:02 PM
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I really like it. I tether it to the strap with a cord, so it doesn't fall off when transporting it. Takes a little practice, but you'll get the hang of it.

IMG_9728x by Mike Dec, on Flickr



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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Angle finder; have you used it? and do you like it?


Colin F wrote:
I find it invaluable when the camera is on a Pan-Pod for those low level shots, but it can be a little tough to find the bird initially. I bring foam knee-pads with me when I plan on using it, and the results can't be had otherwise. If my camera/lens is on a tripod at any height that I can use the viewfinder instead, then that is much preferred over an angle finder.


I concur with the points made here and add that elbow pads are also helpful. I pan the water at water level and can usually pick up the bird.



Mar 24, 2017 at 02:17 AM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Angle finder; have you used it? and do you like it?


To echo the above replies, here's one of my examples. Without an anglefinder (tripod in the water) it would have been impossible to get this angle without getting myself into the water, due to a steep bank.







Mar 24, 2017 at 02:19 AM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · Angle finder; have you used it? and do you like it?


I had to get used to the angle finder a bit today but i couldn't do without it other than getting into the water just like Greg said in the above post:







Larger version here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/therealthings/33487385032/in/dateposted-public/



Mar 25, 2017 at 05:11 PM
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · Angle finder; have you used it? and do you like it?



therealthings wrote:
The 1dxII sucks with tracking subjects. Tried that.

To be fair, only the 5D Mark IV supports AI Servo shooting (for stills) using DPAF. The 80D and 1DX II are One Shot only, I believe.



Mar 25, 2017 at 07:07 PM
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