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Technical Question Fast wake up of Camera & then AF

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
What recommendations for very fast wake up of a walk around camera and then AF for wildlife.

I was thinking of getting a 90D or Sony APS-C body to go with perhaps a 300 f4.0 or a 70-300?

Asher
 

Doug Kerr

Well-known member
Hi, Asher,

For what it's worth, my Canon EOS M50 with a Canon EF-M 18-150 aboard seems fully awake from "napping" (awakened by a half-press of the shutter release) in about 1.3 s.

I have no idea what the AF time wouild be with any particular lens aboard at any particular focal length.

I do note that this body is quite slow as to the time after a shot at which the preview appears. (I am spoiled by my Panasonic Lumix machines, which are almost instantaneous in that regard.) But the shot-to-shot time seems quite short (if one is not interested in seeing the preview).

Stay safe,

Doug
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Hi, Asher,

For what it's worth, my Canon EOS M50 with a Canon EF-M 18-150 aboard seems fully awake from "napping" (awakened by a half-press of the shutter release) in about 1.3 s.

I have no idea what the AF time wouild be with any particular lens aboard at any particular focal length.

I do note that this body is quite slow as to the time after a shot at which the preview appears. (I am spoiled by my Panasonic Lumix machines, which are almost instantaneous in that regard.) But the shot-to-shot time seems quite short (if one is not interested in seeing the preview).

Stay safe,

Doug
Thanks Doug!

1.3 seconds is a lifetime when t
You see a hawk descending!

Asher
 

James Lemon

Well-known member
What camera and how fast?
My Z6 is fast but that is not the point. Grab any camera that is asleep and as you are doing so hit the shutter, it should be awake by the time you get to your eye.

Putting your camera to the eye only to find out its asleep is just a bad habit.
 

James Lemon

Well-known member
What recommendations for very fast wake up of a walk around camera and then AF for wildlife.

I was thinking of getting a 90D or Sony APS-C body to go with perhaps a 300 f4.0 or a 70-300?

Asher
Lumix G9 with Panasonic Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 throw in the 2.0x Teleconverter (DMW-TC20) which is also compatible with the lens and effectively turns it into an 800mm optic.
 
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