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Posted 24 July 2016 - 10:01 PM

The heat has really been repressive here in Michigan the last week, or so.  I finally got out between storm showers today and got some test shots with the D500 and 200-500 f5.6 zoom.  The VR really did it's job.  I shot this image, converted RAW to JPEG in Adobe Photoshop Elements v14.  The distance was 22 feet, @ f5.6, ISO 200, and aperture preferred.  The mourning dove seemed to pose.  I've been chasing a couple of rabbits but haven't gotten acceptable results just yet.

 

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 02:21 AM

Very nice!


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Posted 25 July 2016 - 02:36 AM

Super shot Dennis! I have the same combo.


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Posted 25 July 2016 - 02:36 AM

Nice Dennis.


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Posted 25 July 2016 - 02:43 AM

Looking at the EXIF - AE, 1/80 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 - I would highly recommend increasing your iso so you get a more acceptable shutter speed. I know you mentioned the VR doing a good job but 1/80s with a 500mm is never going to give consistent results and you have a bang up to ate body with excellent high iso capabilities so make the most of them.


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Posted 25 July 2016 - 09:32 AM

Looking at the EXIF - AE, 1/80 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 - I would highly recommend increasing your iso so you get a more acceptable shutter speed. I know you mentioned the VR doing a good job but 1/80s with a 500mm is never going to give consistent results and you have a bang up to ate body with excellent high iso capabilities so make the most of them.

Thanks for the tip.  I've generally tried to maintain lower ISO ratings, because sometimes my head sticks in "film mode".  The noise level at ISO 400 is negligible after looking at images in Photoshop.


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Posted 25 July 2016 - 10:04 AM

Thanks for the tip.  I've generally tried to maintain lower ISO ratings, because sometimes my head sticks in "film mode".  The noise level at ISO 400 is negligible after looking at images in Photoshop.

 

 

To be fair the noise at 1600iso should be negligible - or at least it will be with a little noise reduction in LR/PS - and would have given a shutter speed closer to the focal length (without crop) giving the VR an easier time. Even better would be to use the absolutely amazing Auto ISO capabilities of Nikon bodies where you can set the minimum shutter speed you are happy with hand-holding and a maximum ISO you feel comfortable dealing with in post production. 


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