Birds In Flight with D300/300mm f/4

Started Jan 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jon Middleton
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Re: Birds In Flight with D300/300mm f/4
In reply to Phil_L, Jan 23, 2013

Thanks, Phil. I shoot a lot of waterfowl. After experimenting a fair amount, I settled on manual metering. If, for instance, I shoot a goose up close, I get proper exposure.:

If a light sky is predominant, I still get proper exposure.:

I don't have much of a problem with metering so much. I'm just trying to optimize IQ by selecting the best ISO and balancing aperture vs SS. I was also hoping for AF advice.  Funny, looking at my EXIF data for these two photos, I was probably already there.  I guess I could open up a bit to further reduce my ISO.

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