very glad I got the new 80-400mm G for the D800. Excellent lens.

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Dr Bob
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Re: very glad I got the new 80-400mm G for the D800. Excellent lens.
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I'm convinced the "dinosaur" bird shots are not that sharp. The brown bird looks sharp as it is probably not moving as much. You need to freeze the bird motion and a shutter speed of less than 1/250 isn't normally enough. You will get too many soft shots. This lens is very sharp at f5.6 so no need to shut down to f8. That helps keep the shutter speed up while maintaining a sensible iso.

Try and include the exif data if you can.

great to see some birds we never see up this way.

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