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BIF articles for D800

ljordan316

Inverness, US
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ljordan316 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2010
Tue 06-Nov-12 12:25 PM | edited Tue 06-Nov-12 12:41 PM by ljordan316

A coupla more tips occurred to me last night. First, you might want to start with a shorter lens like a 70-200mm and graduate to a longer lens like a 300mm or 200-400mm after some practice. It is easier to handle less weight. Second, you could attach a laser pointer to the side of the grip to see how steady you are holding the camera/lens. The farther away you point the laser, the better the measure of stability. I have a friend who uses that technique with hand guns for practice. You could use electrical tape to attach the laser pointer temporarily. (I would not use a laser on an actual bird or animal; it might damage their vision.)

Finally, you may have to rotate the lens/camera using its collar adjustment to get level shots. I am right handed but left eyed. I had to rotate the camera to get level shots because of the angle I have to hold it to see through the viewfinder. (Same issue with a rifle and scope.)

Larry Jordan

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