Pixels or f stop? Owl Photos in the dark.

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DGriesmer
DGriesmer New Member • Posts: 16
Re: Pixels or f stop? Owl Photos in the dark.

I'd go with the 24-70mm and try to push the VR as much as possible at 70mm.   There are also some different techniques for handholding that could potentially minimize shake, like cradling the camera between your left shoulder and right hand.  Won't work miracles but it has helped me using slower shutter speeds with the longer non-VR primes (105mm F1.4).  
I think it's also worth thinking about your end goal.  Do you want to capture the overall scene? or really focus on the owl.   I would pay attention to the background a little bit too, maybe position the owl in your frame so the background behind it is darker roof instead of the brighter siding.

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