Tamron 18-400mm + Canon SL2 - Gray Catbird in NJ

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davebreal Regular Member • Posts: 415
Tamron 18-400mm + Canon SL2 - Gray Catbird in NJ

Yesterday morning in Morris County NJ I had the good fortune of finding a cooperative and photogenic Gray Catbird during my walk. The photography equipment I used for this birding outing was the Tamron 18-400mm Di II VC HLD telephoto zoom lens paired with my Canon SL2 DSLR. A very nice compact and lightweight setup.

Below the image is a little background on the shot and my original caption for facebook.

Gray Catbird.  Uncropped shot from the Canon SL2 + Tamron 18-400mm VC by Dave Blinder

Parsippany, New Jersey

A gray morning outdoors this morning made for challenging photography conditions. The key to making usable wildlife shots in dim lighting is to make the main subject (i.e. catbird) just as bright as it would be on a sunny afternoon. Turning the dial to “M” (manual exposure) and raising the ISO (light sensitivity of the camera) will accomplish just that.

Handheld shot with the
Tamron Lenses USA 18-400mm VC HLD + Canon SL2

1/80th F/8 ISO 3200, 400mm

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments!

Dave Blinder

Denville NJ




 davebreal's gear list:davebreal's gear list
Canon EOS 7D Canon EOS 60D Canon EOS M Olympus PEN E-PM2 Canon EOS 6D +21 more
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D / Kiss X9) Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3
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