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Discussion in 'Introductions...' started by Mr Jones, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Mr Jones

    Mr Jones New Member

    I'm somewhat new to photography with more what i'd class as professional grade equipment rather than your usual iPhone/Android phone camera etc..

    I've had one or two small point & shoot cameras around 10 + years ago but never really got into it back then.

    But earlier this year i bought a Nikon D5300 plus a few lenses, The biggest / most expensive being a Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary (not the sport) variant

    But I've been having difficulty understanding certain settings.

    For example, shooting moving birds such as the same pictures below. They are not in focus. I mus have tried a load of different setting but still couldn't get a clear picture in focus?

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  2. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Hi, I picked one bird shot at random, it was with a shutter speed of 1/500th of a second. Birds in flight you really need to be looking at 1/1000th or faster (I usually aim for 1/2000th of a second) to freeze the movement. It depends on how fast the bird is moving, if you can track with the lens, etc., but for me, you've got movement blur not a lack of focus.

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