Immaculens wrote in post #13930527
If you take advantage of the current low Lightroom 3 prices - that noise reduction technology will almost make you bulletproof so you can even use ISO3200+ as long as your shot is exposed well from the get-go. That is why I use Auto ISO in Manual mode - and when we track BIF - out background is ever changing and changing - thus our exposure is ever changing - so for me - Auto ISO is one less thing I have to worry about. Although
- if you take shots at ISO 3200+ and have to do much cropping in your editing - obviously Lightroom's noise reduction (or any Adobe product using ACR6+) can only do so much magic...
Don't worry about time of day - try Auto ISO and from there - learn what light conditions/weather conditions to avoid. That's my suggestion, anyways.
...ehm!!... None of the Adobe programs work with my setup. However, I do have the Linux equivalent programs and they do work well and I am reasonably adept at using them.
I prefer to avoid the NR, as it does have some impact on clarity and my 18-200 needs all the help it can get!
I will try shooting M say f8, 1/1250 and let the ISO on auto, from what you say it should work well.
The time of the day is a consideration for me with regards to the angle of the light. The more horizontal it becomes, the more the eyes and the underbody of the birds should pop!
I sincerely appreciate the time you take to guide me through the early steps. It is very exciting and rewarding to shoot these fast moving feathery targets!
The boys before the curtain fell!