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Paul Zwicker
Settings/profile for waterfowl against cloudy skies
on Sep 24, 2009 at 3:01:26 am

Any suggestions would be really appreciated. I have a hard time shooting with the zebras on and finding focus in low light situations-naturally I do not want to kick in the gain much to close down the iris.

Ideas??


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Ron Pestes
Re: Settings/profile for waterfowl against cloudy skies
on Sep 24, 2009 at 3:53:36 am

I would turn on the histogram and forget the zebra. Try a few test shots and pay attention the the histogram to see what it reads when your best shots are taken.


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Paul Zwicker
Re: Settings/profile for waterfowl against cloudy skies
on Sep 24, 2009 at 2:49:13 pm

Thanks Ron,

I do use the histogram nearly all the time. Sounds like a better way to watch my levels plus find focus on the birds in flight. I'll crank my peaking and give her a go.


I do plan on using the image stabilizer as well unless someone can give me a reason not to. I'd rather not have to use Final Cut to stabilize those close ups.


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Ron Pestes
Re: Settings/profile for waterfowl against cloudy skies
on Sep 24, 2009 at 4:00:38 pm

I ALWAYS use the stabalizer, even on a tripod. That way I never forget to turn it back on again. I have shot all sorts of subjects including many concerts from a tripod and the stabalizer did not cause any problems at all.


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Bob O'Brien
Re: Settings/profile for waterfowl against cloudy skies
on Sep 30, 2009 at 10:55:42 pm

I accidentally left the steadishot on when doing a slow pan from a tripod. The steadishot made the pan jumpy. I immediately turned it off and repeated the pan - no jumpiness as all.

My 2 cents.

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