I have, since posting this, been doing some reading and experimentation and discovered which wheel controls shutter speed so that is something I will look at but I think it was set not that fast. My brother suggested using "landscape" and "sport" type settings which he says he uses mostly. He actually learned with a separate light meter etc so knows his stuff so perhaps that is the answer.JonMad wrote: ↑Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:15 pmHello.Gavin wrote: ↑Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:34 am I am mucking about with manual settings but my knowledge level is about 2 out of 10 I think. I did not understand 90% of the posts on this thread anyway.
I have been using a basic Canon 75 - 300 lens that doesn't have image stabilisation and I am finding that for wildlife shots, whish is what I have been taking, are not as crisp or clear as I would like or expect.
What can I do to crisp up the images that are usually taken at full zoom? I switched to RAW and that has helped slightly but am I better not zooming as much then using a crop instead?
A couple of questions to start.
What shutter speed are you using? Faster = less risk of subject blur (for a fast moving wildlife subject) and less risk of overall blur (from you moving the camera whilst taking the shot).
Do you have a tripod, or something else to keep the camera steady?
I do wonder if the fact the camera "only" has 10M megapixels or so is half the problem. Seems newer cameras have double that and more which I assume means when you zoom in or crop, the picture has twice the clarity?
I do have a tripod but only a teeny one. So far most of my pics have been while out walking though. I will try the wee tripod next time I visit a hyde though and a pal has offered to lend me his long lens, just a cheapie apparently but to see how I go with it. Think it goes to 600mm!