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Old 8th August 2018
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Re: My first proper Pro-Capture play

Originally Posted by benvendetta View Post
I did some Pro Capture when we were on safari a few weeks back using my 40-150 Pro plus MC14. The biggest problem that I found was balancing the 'holy trinity' of shutter speed, aperture and ISO to ensure some degree of success. As I didn't know in which direction my subject (a lilac crested roller in this case) was going to take off in, I needed a decent aperture to cover depth of field (I used f5). I also needed a very fast shutter speed to freeze the action (1/4000 second was OK). Both of these needed an ISO of 800, which I didn't want to exceed if I could help it. All this was in really good lighting conditions so anything less would mean that I would have to make compromises with one or more of the 'holy trinity'. I had to do this on other occasions which resulted in a lot of blurred movement. I would be loath to attempt Pro Capture with my m43rds 75-300..................
The issues you describe are not really specific to the use of ProCapture. I have used it successfully with the 75-300, but I agree it needs good light. Using ProCap L one can retain C-AF focusing throughout.

Here are some examples with the 75-300, in every case set to its longest focal length, 300mm.

Gannet diving, about to hit the water:

Dragonfly in flight:

Dragonfly taking off:
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