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Old Monday 14th January 2019, 07:31   #26
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Hi bud,
For the photos i took above i use aperture priority and f6.3 exclusively......iso at a maximum of 800 although i try to use no more than iso 400 if possible.I also use a monopod a lot and get as close to my subject as i can.
Also,it helps a lot with this camera if you turn off the noise reduction feature in the settings.
Using program modes such as bird mode is ok but for the best quality images you need to take a bit of control back.
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Old Monday 14th January 2019, 18:21   #27
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Hi bud,
For the photos i took above i use aperture priority and f6.3 exclusively......iso at a maximum of 800 although i try to use no more than iso 400 if possible.I also use a monopod a lot and get as close to my subject as i can.
Also,it helps a lot with this camera if you turn off the noise reduction feature in the settings.
Using program modes such as bird mode is ok but for the best quality images you need to take a bit of control back.
Thanks Neil. Have you made any changes in the Picture Control menu. I assume Standard, but what about Image Sharpening, Contrast and Saturation. Have you left these on zero?
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Old Tuesday 15th January 2019, 07:08   #28
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Hi again,
It is best to experiment with these settings and make your own mind up,particularly with the sharpening setting.What i did was use a page ftom a magazine ......set the camera up at a fixed distance and set the zoom so you can clearly see the text on the page of the magazine.
Then,take a series of images ftom 0 sharpening up to the maximum setting...you can then compare the results by looking at the quality in each photo....i think you will be surprised at the results.
Saturation and contrast i have left at 0 and i do shoot in standard mode but sharpening i have turned down to the lowest setting......to me,after doing my tests,it seems like the sharpening actually makes an image less sharp the more you dial in.

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Hi again,
It is best to experiment with these settings and make your own mind up,particularly with the sharpening setting.What i did was use a page ftom a magazine ......set the camera up at a fixed distance and set the zoom so you can clearly see the text on the page of the magazine.
Then,take a series of images ftom 0 sharpening up to the maximum setting...you can then compare the results by looking at the quality in each photo....i think you will be surprised at the results.
Saturation and contrast i have left at 0 and i do shoot in standard mode but sharpening i have turned down to the lowest setting......to me,after doing my tests,it seems like the sharpening actually makes an image less sharp the more you dial in.
Thanks Neil. Good to know.
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Coot chick.

This little cutie survived a swan attack......just.
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Excellent pictures. I just ordered one because my Nikon B700 has been acting up. I just read somewhere that this camera doesn't have crop feature is that true?
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I'm going to say it works better in not so bright conditions, my bird feathers seem more detail, however about the same as my last Camera the b700 Nikon Coolpix in bright light.
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I replaced my trusty SX50 with a P900 three weeks ago and today was the first chance I've had to really try it out. I am well impressed with the results.
I think the SX50's AF would have really struggled with the Reed Warbler.
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I replaced my trusty SX50 with a P900 three weeks ago and today was the first chance I've had to really try it out. I am well impressed with the results.
I think the SX50's AF would have really struggled with the Reed Warbler.
Proof of what the P900 can do in knowledgable hands
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