burnet44 wrote in post #16557275
f stop great stuff
any tips how to get so sharp?
I have a loaned 60d and just got a 70d Im trying to figure out
As Toolman said, fast SS helps a ton, I try and stay in the 1/3200 to 1/4000 range, keep my ISO locked at 400 and aperture at 5.6. I tend to like to under-expose just a hair to help retain details in the feathers, especially for white birds. These settings are usually just a baseline as i'm constantly adjusting to meet the situations.
These settings obviously depend on the day as they won't work so well if it's overcast and you have to adjust accordingly, sacrifice SS or crank ISO.
And of course...Center point focus, AI Servo and continuous fire
Think one for the things that helps the most is a consistent and smooth pan speed, i have literally 1000's of shots worth of practice and i think i'm finally starting to get it down P.S. these were shot with a 70-200 F/4 and are cropped slightly for more appealing composition.