In this video I demonstrate why you may want to crop early. This would be applicable to anyone that uses any type of “Auto” tone settings.
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Gear Info & Camera Settings
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Shot through plexiglass. Used rubber lens hood to eliminate reflections: https://amzn.to/2Wt3Cfb
With it, I’m able to press it tight against the glass which gets rid of any reflection.
Settings & Exposure Info
Manual Mode – Auto ISO
Single Point Focus on the ocelot’s eye
Spot exposure from eye as well — that is why it’s overexposed. The camera exposed for the cat’s darker eye.
Continuous Focus Mode (AFC)
High Speed Continuous Mode — Fired off bursts of 3-7 shots
1/200sec, F5.6, iso: 8000
Shot at 200mm – taking into account 1.5x crop factor of the D500: 300mm
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