D800 and Tamron 70-300 do birds
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DanielM3
Registered: Jun 16, 2004
Total Posts: 128
Country: United States

I am far from an expert at shooting birds, or action in general but I was really pleased with the D800 and Tamron 70-300 VC combo today. I was really happy with the % of properly focused shots. I am loving this camera more and more every day as I get more comfortable with it.





Thanks
Daniel



Jim8EL
Registered: Feb 20, 2011
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Country: United States

Well done Daniel. You've managed to do much better with that lens than I have. Nice shots.

Jim



lara_ckl
Registered: Jan 07, 2010
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Is the vignetting on the first shot put in at post? Looks funny. Kind of squarish.



DanielM3
Registered: Jun 16, 2004
Total Posts: 128
Country: United States

Thanks for the feedback! Lara, there is a shadow in the botton of the frame with the brush in the background which created that shape. I did add some vignette in post though which I thought framed it a bit. I will play with lightening up the shadows some. Thanks again!



fsiagian
Registered: May 24, 2009
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Very nice shots.



unravel
Registered: Jun 22, 2012
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Country: United States

very nice Daniel, were you using a tripod for any of these or all handheld? I have to choose either a 50mm 1.8g or the tamron 70-300 as my next purchase, your pictures are really tempting me as i dont have this range covered.

also do you mind posting exif for these?



DanielM3
Registered: Jun 16, 2004
Total Posts: 128
Country: United States

Thanks to all. Unravel, the exif has not been striped, but I will add it here as well. The shots were all handheld. I was in a kayak which was not the most stable either. I have the 50 1.8G also, and that was the first lens that I bought with my D800. For me a telephoto does not get as much use so I got the 50 and a wide angle first.

1st:
Date Time Original: 2012:12:31 14:02:10
Exposure Time: 1/800
F Number: f / 5.60
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length: 300mm
White Balance: Auto white balance
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D800
Lens: 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.0-5.6

2nd:
Date Time Original: 2012:12:31 13:56:59
Exposure Time: 1/2500
F Number: f / 5.60
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length: 300mm
White Balance: Auto white balance
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D800
Lens: 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.0-5.6



James R
Registered: Feb 25, 2006
Total Posts: 5110
Country: United States

DanielM3 wrote:
Thanks for the feedback! Lara, there is a shadow in the botton of the frame with the brush in the background which created that shape. I did add some vignette in post though which I thought framed it a bit. I will play with lightening up the shadows some. Thanks again!


The vignette needs to be feathered a bit, but, still a nice capture.



sanjayg
Registered: Aug 20, 2005
Total Posts: 646
Country: United States

Beautiful captures - so much talk about only putting 'very high end' glass on a D800 - but it looks like this 3rd party budget zoom does quite well



Kyyo24
Registered: Nov 25, 2012
Total Posts: 190
Country: United States

kamaccord wrote:
Very nice shots.

holy shit!! something other than recommending the tamron 70-200 vs with 6 year warranty?!?!



birdied
Registered: May 02, 2010
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Very nice shots.

Birdie