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    Default camera setting for taking animals

    hi any idea what is the best camera setting for taking a good pic of animals???

    f5.6 or f8? or others???

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    Default Re: camera setting for taking animals

    How long is a piece of string?

    There are no recommended settings for animal photography as what will work is governed by the size of the animal, it's distance from the camera, speed of movement (if any), lighting conditions, ISO speed being used and the focal length of the lens in use as well as the desired effect by the photographer.
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    Default Re: camera setting for taking animals

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian
    How long is a piece of string?

    There are no recommended settings for animal photography as what will work is governed by the size of the animal, it's distance from the camera, speed of movement (if any), lighting conditions, ISO speed being used and the focal length of the lens in use as well as the desired effect by the photographer.
    I couldn't have said it better.

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    Default Re: camera setting for taking animals

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian
    How long is a piece of string?

    There are no recommended settings for animal photography as what will work is governed by the size of the animal, it's distance from the camera, speed of movement (if any), lighting conditions, ISO speed being used and the focal length of the lens in use as well as the desired effect by the photographer.

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    Default Re: camera setting for taking animals

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian
    How long is a piece of string?

    There are no recommended settings for animal photography as what will work is governed by the size of the animal, it's distance from the camera, speed of movement (if any), lighting conditions, ISO speed being used and the focal length of the lens in use as well as the desired effect by the photographer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xiaodi77
    hi any idea what is the best camera setting for taking a good pic of animals???

    f5.6 or f8? or others???
    It's a balance between freezing the subject and having enough DOF to make sure the entire subject is in focus. I made the mistake of not having sufficient DOF. Lesson learned was use just enough speed to freeze the action, and make sure the subject is in focus from tip of nose to the tail.
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