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zuman Registered since 04th Jan 2006
Mon 28-Jan-08 08:26 PM

I'm taking my D3 to South Africa next month. I've shot wildlife in Africa MANY times, so I know all the non-camera-specific stuff. However, having moved from a D2x, I'm not supremely confident as a D3 user yet...particularly in regard to CAM3500.
For those who've done more shooting with the D3 than I have, please let me know your most successful focus configurations for situations similar to:
a) A fast-flying small bird is flying directly overhead against a daytime blue sky;
b) A larger (eagle-size) bird is flying more slowly against a daytime blue sky;
c) A tawny animal (e.g., lion, cheetah, or antelope) is running across a tan/golden grass plain;
d) A reasonably-large animal (anything from hyena to elephant) is running towards you;
e) An animal resting/hiding in the branches of a tree.
I'll be using my 70-200 and 200-400 for the most part, both with and without a TC14e.
Thank you for sharing your experience.

My wildlife gallery: www.pbase.com/zuman/wtwp

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