First time shots at 300mm

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  1. Ernicus

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    So I borrowed a 70-300 today for tomorrows shoot, and I decided to try out some candids at the river/park area where I normally practice each day. This is the first time I ever used a 70-300 and it was pretty fun. I have a bunch, but have not gone through them all as I have to go play assistant tonight on a shoot for a high school reunion, but anyway, I thought this one was kind of cool when I shot it, the way the fire hydrant stuck out and the white windows on red building.

    curious as to thoughts.

    *note*, it's much easier to shoot candids at 300mm undetected, lol, however I have a bit of issue learning the focus part. lol


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    It's not focusing issues, it's camera movement issues. The longer range magnifies camera movement as well. You've GOT to hold it still, end of story. Wait until you try a 500 ;)
     
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    Used tripod with shutter release cable. However, it was quite windy, so I'm sure that didn't help.
     
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    Nope, that doesn't help. When it's windy the camera will sit there and kind of buzz with a long lens on it.

    A couple of things: When using a tripod remember to turn VR off since it will cause a loss of sharpness. When it's windy hang something heavy on your tripod hook. I use my camera bag if nothing else is handy.
     
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    cool shot, though I would have probably cropped out the plastic tarp thing at the very top.
     
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    I was thinking about cropping that out, my woman said to leave it. lol.

    I don't use vr on tripod. I did have my strap on my camera though, and I'm sure the wind caught that and caused some shake. ;-)
     
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    You can always use a hand grip.
     
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    Whaddya mean?
     
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    I like the picture
     
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    Great candid shot as is with good color.:thumbup:

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    Thanks!
     

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