Hi, just bought a new Canon 400mm 5.6l (also taking my 100-400 for variable reach) and normally shoot Avian. For birds I use spot metering and use Tv to set my SS at 1/1000 - 1/2000.
I am off on Safari and hope to photograph big wildlife (lions etc), searched the forum and found that the following are popular settings for decent light
Av @ 5.6
This will hopefully result in SS of 1/1000 upwards - with aperture of 5.6 will it result in shallow depth of field resulting in the lions body being out of focus...
Basically what I want to achieve is for the entire lion (or at least most part of it) being in focus with enough SS to counter any camera shake... And not unmanageably high ISO resulting in noise...
Thanks for any advise as I am running out of time (leave in less than 2 days)!