Saturday, January 20, 2018
My sixth day with the D850 has been spent with a plentiful amount of light out at the local zoo, meaning I could give the camera’s ISO64 setting a good flex.
One of the unexpected discoveries, though, is the camera’s Continuous High Speed shooting mode. Having spent years on the considerably slower D800e, I’ve grown accustomed to anticipating and timing my shots – like a sniper. Being able to spray-and-pray at 7 frames-per-second allowed me to attempt capturing an eagle in flight, which I somehow pulled off with a 70-200mm/2.8 lens. I honestly have no idea how professional birders do it, but I’m tempted to try it some more given what I was able to do here.
About today’s photo: A basic portrait at ISO64, f/16. At 100 per cent, it’s super-clean and smooth compared with any similar shot I’ve done before.