Einar says... Continuous AF (AF-C) and Continuous drive mode are essential when shooting wildlife, even if it’s not moving that quickly. AF-C ensures that your Nikon will adjust the focus automatically if your subject moves even a few millimetres closer or further away, while firing off a burst of shots in Continuous drive mode will increase your chances that at least one of them will be pin-sharp.
Focus point wrap-around
Einar says... Moving the AF point around at speed can make the difference between a sharp shot and a soft one, so I suggested that Sigurjón turn on Focus point wrap-around. This means that when the active AF point hits the edge of the frame, a click of the multi selector will push it to the opposite side. This is useful when you want to move the AF point quickly from one side of the frame to the other.
IMAGE Res oluti on
Einar says... Shoot fast, shoot easy, shoot a lot. Sigurjón had his D810 set up to record at full resolution, which is 36.3MP; shooting in RAW, this results in file sizes of around 56MB. Firing off bursts of images at that size will eventually slow the camera down, even with the fastest memory cards inside. By shooting at a slightly lower resolution, Sigurjón will be able to shoot more frames in a continuous burst, and to fit more shots on his card.