+++++ Your and your love affair with your m43 - results this week! +++++

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Hen3ry
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I do like the nature shots, Jaly, but …

…but you're doing what I used to do and am gradually getting out of the (bad) habit of doing.

You are failing to take advantage of your sensor's variable ISO.

In the shot of the hawk -- which is outstanding -- you think you need a better lens and/or a tripod. Nope -- the first thing you need is to get off base ISO. ISO 800 for that shot would have raised your shutter speed by two steps which would have put you in the "safe" speed zone.

As it is, you have taken this great pic at barely safe shutter speed -- the fraction of a second with a denominator approximately equal to the focal length as 35mm equiv (i.e. 600mm in this case). The "safe" speed back in the day was always considered to be double the focal length -- and anyone using a long lens hand-held was advised to double it again because long lenses are so unhandy.

But I do rally love that shot!

Cheers, geoff

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Geoffrey Heard
Down and out in Rabaul in the South Pacific
http://pngtimetraveller.blogspot.com/2011/10/return-to-karai-komana_31.html

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