I am heading for the Galapagos in three weeks, bringing a 80-400 f4.5, 24-70 f.2.8 and a 50mm f.14. For shooting the wildlife mainly birds, I was thinking of the following default settings during the day
shooting mode S probably 1/1000 sec
debating putting camera in release mode
what does everyone think, other suggested settings?
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#3. "RE: Galapagos" | In response to Reply # 0
I'd go with aperture priority at f/5.6 or f/8.0, auto ISO with a base setting of 100, and a max of 800, AF-C single point for most shots (ideally using the AF-On technique and definitely shoot in raw mode. For occasional birds in flight, I'd use the 9-point setting, but the single point will be fine (or better) for most shots. The vast majority of your subjects won't be moving quickly, if at all. Enjoy your trip - it's a great place.