Light lens for birding?

Started Jun 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
Barry Pearson
Barry Pearson Veteran Member • Posts: 7,656
Re: Light lens for birding?

Wanganuilad wrote:

The 55-300 works on various birds

this at f11 using TAv, well munted by flickr

I like the composition. What shutter speed? You have some nice blur on the propellers, which I think is important. (I would probably try 1/250th to start with for a plane, 1/125th for helicopter, then go faster if I think from the review on the back I can get away with it, or perhaps slower for a Chinook).

I think TAv mode is very good for aircraft, and some motor sports as well. It deserves more attention.

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