>I was convinced I had to have a solid tripod to get great >shots with my D800e until I went shooting birds with David >Hemmings. After making some settings changes (all related to >AF), I was able to get great shots while hand holding with a >200-400mm zoom.
Larry, I'd be interested to know what AF changes you made.
This thread has brought back memories of standing in Red Square in Moscow (this was 1986) with my Olympus OM-2, jammed up against the wall of GUM to hold my camera steady while shooting pics of the Kremlin at night. But then the Olympus was a real lightweight and easy to handhold.
I'm interested in anything that helps with handholding the D800 as I'm likely to encounter a number of situations where a tripod can't be used (the dreaded Health and Safety, don't you know).
D4, D800, D600
It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us in trouble. It's the things we know that just ain't so.
Why is this thus? What is the reason of this thusness?