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Bird Photography with the Sony 70-200mm GM II Lens

I have continued to photograph birds that frequent our bird feeders. Since early 2022, I have used the new Sony FE 70-200mm GM II lens and the Sony FE 2x teleconverter to see how that combo performs. I’m impressed with the results so far.

Photos framed using the FrameShop script.

Sony Alpha 1 Mirrorless Digital Camera
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens
Sony FE 2x Teleconverter
Sirui L-10 Aluminium Tilt Monopod Head
AmazonBasics Carbon Fiber Monopod
General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood
Kirk LP-65 Replacement Lens Foot
SanDisk 128GB Extreme Pro SD Card

See a previous post for a photo of the feeder setup. All photos were taken from indoors, shooting through a double-pane window, using a black cloth to conceal my location. The rubber lens hood allows the front of the lens to be close to the window and helps reduce/eliminate reflections.

P-S-A-M mode: Manual
Aperture: f/8-10
Shutter speed: 1/400 – 1/500 sec.
ISO: Auto ISO (Maximum 6400)
White balance: Auto: White
Focus mode: AF-C
Focus area: Wide
Face/Eye Priority in AF: On
Face/Eye Subject: Bird
Shutter type: Electronic Shutter
Metering mode: Multi
Drive mode: Continuous: Mid (10 images/sec.)
SteadyShot: On

Adobe Lightroom Classic and Adobe Photoshop
Topaz DeNoise AI
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