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Tips/Setting for Black Bear

 
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Aug 22, 2012 19:00 |  #1

I am going to the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary to view the black bears here in a week. I have been there before and always come away unhappy with my shots. This time I will be using my new-to-me 40D with a Tamron 70-200mm 2.8 lens. I also have the Sigma 150-500 but from times past the 70-200 was always enough to get as close as I wanted. However, I never liked the exposure. The faces were always too dark or slighly blurred. I don't remember what settings I used last time I was there but this time I am thinking of going center-weighted with my metering and maybe 200-400 iso to freeze action since they never stop moving.
Any advice?
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Aug 23, 2012 00:16 |  #2

Just me thinking as I'm pretty new. But 1/200 on the shutter and a flash should help, if your in range for the flash. Practice on moving cars, you can freeze the rims and get a good idea for settings.

Bears? just how close are you planning to get? If I had to zoom very much I need a tripod.




  
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Aug 23, 2012 04:28 as a reply to  @ Hardrock40's post |  #3

I don't have an off-camera flash and the ranges are 10-200 feet. No tripods are allowed on the platform, but I can use my monopod.




  
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Aug 23, 2012 15:00 |  #4

Spot meter the bear and slightly overexpose. Or find away to get the sun to your back as that gives them texture and detail. Bump the ISO as necessary to ensure you stay above handholding level. Sun would be preferable.


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