Image Stabilisation ON

So, there I was, in a once in a lifetime close up and personal encounter with a shag, a bird I’ve been dreaming about photographing for years. And there he was. And every photo I was taking was out of focus.

I must have taken 50 photos, and they were all out of focus. I couldn’t understand it. I kept checking aperture, shutter speed, ISO, focus settings, everything. Sure, I was using the Fuji 100-400mm, but the shutter speed wasn’t that slow. Couldn’t understand it.

With a sinking heart, I checked all the external dials and buttons and switches one last time and found the problem. Hey, don’t ever forget to switch the image stabilisation on if you’re hand holding a long telephoto and want photos like this.

shag

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