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I am shooting my new Canon 80D. I am using a Tamron 70 to

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I am shooting my new Canon 80D. I am using a Tamron 70 to 300. F16 shutter speed and all my photos go soft when I enlarge them.. I am shooting wild birds.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.
Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question. By 'soft' photos, do you mean blurring, or just soft-focus? To photograph birds, one must use the right mode. Some cameras, the most flexible of DSLRs, have Bird Mode or Sports Mode, which is used for rapidly moving subjects to preserve the clarity of the photos taken.If you are photographing perching birds, that is a bird that is on the ground or grasping a branch, that may be a different matter from what I just said, and another mode might be more appropriate. Let me know something at least about what camera Mode you are taking pictures of birds in, and what focus mode (automatic? or Manual?), and whether by 'soft' you mean soft focus, and I will advise you further.