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 Post subject: Duranbah (D'Bar) Surf
PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:39 am 
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First time shooting at Duranbah (D'Bar) with the 80 - 400 mm handheld, next time I'll take the tripod. The rocks form the north wall of the Tweed River entrance. CC appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:50 am 
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nice pics 4xx, its obvious you are enjoying your new lens. :) I would love to have a 400 lens for my 7D. Some are really sharp, some aren`t as sharp as they could be, would be handy to see exif data.
at a guess, a bit more dof like using f7.1 could be useful and a bit higher shutterspeed. Are you using center focus and continuous focus.?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:18 am 
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Thanks Max, all were shot at 400 mm in app mode f8, ISO 200 and shutter between 1/1600 & 1/2000. The ones not to sharp are due to camera shake, it’s a monster of a weight after a while so the work around is to use a mono/tripod. The surfers were between 200 – 300+ metres away so to much crop doesn't help the sharpness. I use AF-A auto focus and 21 point area focus, perhaps I should try AF-C.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:47 pm 
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yes can appreciate that the weight makes things tough. Suggest you try AF-C and center focus. Using too many focus points makes it harder to know what its focusing on, for me it works better when chasing moving things like birds to just use center focus. Given a good contrast AF-C should do it easy and with f8 and fast shutterspeed , you should nail it.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:07 am 
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Thanks Max, I’ll take that advise next time out, looks like the surf is going to be < 1/2 metre for the next five days. :(

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Brings back great memories - I loved it there :D
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I love the guy in shot 3 who doesn't know anything about surfing etiquette. The guy whose wave he stole is clearly thinking it's a Pom on holiday :D :D

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