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  1. #1
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    ultra sharp wildlife pics

    how are people getting these ultra sharp and apparently noiseless wildlife / bird shots.
    I keep trying and practicing and i might get 1 or 2 out of thousands of pics.
    i look at others and the kit they are using and surely if i am using the same kit i should be getting better images than i am.
    i know its practice practice practice and i try my hardest to get out but even so im not getting anywhere near the sharpness even in post.

    is it the software ? or am i missing something ?

    i use at the moment - D5300 - sigma 150-600C and a Nikkor AF-P 70-300

    if ive put this in the wrong spot apologies TIA


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    Re: ultra sharp wildlife pics

    Post processing software...
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    Re: ultra sharp wildlife pics

    You first need to identify what is causing the softness. Is it camera movement? Lack of correct focus? A 'soft' lens? Or an element is out of alignment?
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    Re: ultra sharp wildlife pics

    Quote Originally Posted by 480sparky View Post
    You first need to identify what is causing the softness. Is it camera movement? Lack of correct focus? A 'soft' lens? Or an element is out of alignment?
    lenses are new on the 600mm and used on the 300mm even using a tripod they are soft, ive got them sharper by ramping up the ISO so i can up the speed but still the same , images im see are razor sharp , do not think its lenses - at least i hope its not !!!!!
    , thanks for the reply

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    Re: ultra sharp wildlife pics

    Quote Originally Posted by FredKingston View Post
    Post processing software...
    is there a specific for wildlife as i have Capture NX and Adobe at the mo

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    Re: ultra sharp wildlife pics

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbit View Post
    lenses are new on the 600mm and used on the 300mm even using a tripod they are soft, ive got them sharper by ramping up the ISO so i can up the speed but still the same , images im see are razor sharp , do not think its lenses - at least i hope its not !!!!!
    , thanks for the reply
    If you're on a tripod, are you turning the VR off?

    Yes.... off.
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    Re: ultra sharp wildlife pics

    Quote Originally Posted by 480sparky View Post
    If you're on a tripod, are you turning the VR off?

    Yes.... off.
    yes i made that very mistake and wondered why my images looked like i had a bad case of the DT's

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    Re: ultra sharp wildlife pics

    Can you post a photo with the EXIF showing so we can better help identify the problem?

    If it's birds in motion, then your shutter speed should be at least 1/2000".
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  9. #9
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    Re: ultra sharp wildlife pics

    Can you post some example photos showing the issue? Hobbit. Would like to learn this also.

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    Re: ultra sharp wildlife pics

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    Can you post a photo with the EXIF showing so we can better help identify the problem?

    If it's birds in motion, then your shutter speed should be at least 1/2000".
    to get that high the noise would be horrendous on my d5300





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