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Douglas L wrote:
I wonder what you guys set the "focus hold" button on the 600 GM for? I have never used it.


Hi Doug, I didn't set that button for anything. I feel that there is plenty of buttons on the camera to shoot wildlife... 😜


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The hummingbird is quite common in CR and the background was meh... Although the pose is interesting alright but what impressed me more is the ISO setting to make that capture. I processed the file using LR only but also using the AI noise reduction feature available in the desktop version. Lightroom has come a long way and I am relying less and less on PS for my images. At one time I edited some 90% of my images using PS. Now, I would venture to guess my PS edited images are less than 20%. The advantage? Faster editing and less storage requirement.



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Mar 09, 2024 at 09:48 AM
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p.160 #2 · p.160 #2 · Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM Image Thread


AGeoJO wrote:
Hi Doug, I didn't set that button for anything. I feel that there is plenty of buttons on the camera to shoot wildlife... 😜

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The hummingbird is quite common in CR and the background was meh... Although the pose is interesting alright but what impressed me more is the ISO setting to make that capture. I processed the file using LR only but also using the AI noise reduction feature available in the desktop version. Lightroom has come a long way and I am relying less and less on PS for my images. At one time I edited some 90% of
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Thanks Joshua. Beautiful images you posted as usual, these birds are so colorful.

I didn't pay attention what these buttons on the lenses are for, so l left them at the factory "focus hold" default. I am speculating that reason my cameras stopped focusing once in a while is I touched one of these buttons by accident. I just learned how to program these buttons yesterday, now they are programmed to cycle through the subject recognition, I think it's really convenient! I was 75% set to sell the 600 GM and replace it with the Nikon Z8 and the 800mm PF, which is much lighter and cheaper, since I use a 1.4TC on my GM most of the time anyway. Now I am having some second thoughts. The Z8's AF is excellent and the 800 PF is so light, but it can't do 600 at f4, I think I would miss the 10% of the time when I shoot the 600 GM bare. So now I am 75% set to keep the GM and sell the Nikon combo. I am getting very good at buying stuff and selling them shortly after at a loss.



Mar 10, 2024 at 06:10 AM
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Douglas L wrote:
I didn't pay attention what these buttons on the lenses are for, so l left them at the factory "focus hold" default. I am speculating that reason my cameras stopped focusing once in a while is I touched one of these buttons by accident. I just learned how to program these buttons yesterday, now they are programmed to cycle through the subject recognition, I think it's really convenient!

So now you will speculate that object detection doesn't work because you touched one of these buttons by accident? I would set it to something dead obvious if used unintentionally or else to just do nothing. Usually the latter.



Mar 10, 2024 at 07:49 AM
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So now you will speculate that object detection doesn't work because you touched one of these buttons by accident? I would set it to something dead obvious if used unintentionally or else to just do nothing. Usually the latter.


Now I know what these bottoms do I will be more careful. What I meant was the AF completely froze, didn't matter where I pointed the camera to. I had to turn off the camera or dismounted/remounted the lens to make the AF work again. It happened quite a few times. Maybe that's why I got a sequence of shots like this one out of the blue while it worked beautifully other times.






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Mar 10, 2024 at 08:07 AM
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Douglas L wrote:
I wonder what you guys set the "focus hold" button on the 600 GM for? I have never used it.


Douglas - since owning this lens in 2020, I have not used that button at all. If I could find a use case for it with what I shoot I would



Mar 10, 2024 at 11:01 PM
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Douglas L wrote:
I wonder what you guys set the "focus hold" button on the 600 GM for? I have never used it.


Hey Douglas,

I use the button as a super zoom mechanism to look for critical focus, usually in situations where the camera canít easily find the eye of an animal.

The button itself is mapped to AF/MF Selector Hold. Elsewhere auto magnifier in MF = on, Focus magnifier time = no limit, Initial focus mag = x4.2, and focus peaking on.

Itís there when I need it, and I donít recall activating it by accident. It would be immediately obvious with this setup.

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Mar 12, 2024 at 05:28 AM
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Mar 15, 2024 at 11:16 PM
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Thank you gentlemen for your reply to my question about few posts back!


Mar 16, 2024 at 05:27 AM
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We were chasing some birds and my shooting buddy noticed this tiny frog climbing up a tree nearby. I didn't take my macro lens with me. So, this long lens would have to do it in a pinch...



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Mar 16, 2024 at 09:38 PM
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The girls all notice his big feet.




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p.160 #11 · p.160 #11 · Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM Image Thread


Male yellowhammer back on territory.

All with a1 + 600GM + 1.4x










Mar 18, 2024 at 09:47 AM
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p.160 #12 · p.160 #12 · Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM Image Thread


nothing spectacular, just want to show what 600/4 + 2x can get


















Mar 20, 2024 at 01:16 AM
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Taken in combo with the much maligned 2X TC on a recent trip to CR - Not a BIF image though but really, I cannot complain about it although the target is nothing spectacular...



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Mar 20, 2024 at 07:04 PM
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Savi's warbler singing for me. Taken with the TC1.4





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Mar 21, 2024 at 11:52 AM
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p.160 #15 · p.160 #15 · Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM Image Thread


AGeoJO wrote:
Taken in combo with the much maligned 2X TC on a recent trip to CR - Not a BIF image though but really, I cannot complain about it although the target is nothing spectacular...

The bird is beautiful! But the image does seem rather soft. So far I haven't had any luck with the TC2 on this lens.



Mar 21, 2024 at 12:00 PM
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Daran wrote:
The bird is beautiful! But the image does seem rather soft. So far I haven't had any luck with the TC2 on this lens.


Daran, thanks but it has to do with the compression/conversion to JPG and on the top of it, the FM site somehow manages to reduce the details further. I could see the details on the feathers, down to individual feathers on my monitor. That doesn't apply to images posted on outside image hosts however...



Mar 21, 2024 at 01:12 PM
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A midair fish heist. The osprey seemed to be unaware of the eagle swooping in from below, until the eagle actually grabbed the fish.





(100% crop from bare lens, this happened maybe half a klick away)



Mar 30, 2024 at 08:41 PM
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p.160 #18 · p.160 #18 · Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM Image Thread


Dipper bringing a feed in to the nest.



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Mar 31, 2024 at 04:04 AM
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p.160 #19 · p.160 #19 · Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM Image Thread


Bird on a stick: this goldfinch was keeping watch for his buddies feeding nearby. I could not fully avoid the bright spot in the background, so I tried using it as a natural backstage light instead.






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Apr 03, 2024 at 02:39 PM
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Both files were edited only using LR mobile using my iPad...



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Emerald Toucanet

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Apr 07, 2024 at 03:26 PM
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