Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 52, Issue 11

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> 1. Re: The ultimate bird photographer question faux – pas?
> (Gary Davidson)
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> Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2018 22:07:36 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Gary Davidson < gsd37@yahoo.ca>
> To: Helen Larson <
FregataHKL@outlook.com>, “Donald G. Kimball”
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> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] The ultimate bird photographer question
> faux – pas?
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> I’m a little surprised that no one has mentioned the Nikon Coolpix series.
> I have a DSLR but wife uses a Nikon Coolpix 510 (they have since produced a
> 610 and most recently a 910). I am amazed at the pictures she gets with
> that camera. It’s worth a look if you’re in the market for such a
> camera.Gary
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> From: Helen Larson <
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> To: Donald G. Kimball <
ibwonet1@gmail.com>; birding-aus <> birding-aus@birding-aus.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 5:01 PM
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] The ultimate bird photographer question faux –
> pas?
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> As I would rather watch birds than photograph them, but often go to places
> that my photographer husband doesn?t go, I broke down and bought a Leica
> V-Lux bridge camera. Had earlier bought a Canon DSLR but found it had too
> many things to set up before my non-photographic mind could get a decent
> image (gave it to my best friend who was doing wedding photos).
> The Leica got its best workout last year in the Galapagos, where we both
> had time and peace (as we were always way behind the talkative group) to
> get photos and compare. And mine were equal to my dearly beloveds, much to
> our surprise. He was armed with a Canon DSLR and 400 mm lens plus others.
> The Leica has an optical zoom ? but I have to remember to lean on a tree or
> such when taking long zoom, even though it is not heavy.
> The Leica has a magic auto function and works great in dull light. And is
> the first camera I have ever had in which its menus make sense to me (well,
> most of them).
> Its only down side is that it is chunky like an SLR, so if I travel with
> laptop and binos in carry-on I also have to travel with large handbag to
> fit the camera in. And its wifi function software has not yet updated to
> work with my iphone so have to use the cable (not much of a down).
> Panasonic makes essentially? the same camera but as my microscope is a
> Leica (and my ageing eyes love it) I thought I should get the Leica.
> Helen
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> From: Donald G. Kimballibwonet1@gmail.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, 6 February 2018 11:52 AM
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> Subject: [Birding-Aus] The ultimate bird photographer question faux – pas?
>
> Okay first off I want to say how much I appreciate and take my hats off to
> so many amazing bird photographers in Aus!? I won’t list names but there
> are many!
>
> That said? even though I normally use video, I am going to go down that
> slippery slope of purchasing a bridge camera rather than a DSLR.
>
> The purpose will be using the pics for social media mostly, plus blogs,
> brochures etc.? Does anyone have a favorite that has performed well
> compared to a full DSLR?? And yes I realize that the quality is never quite
> there and they are not intended to compete with the Pro type cams with
> large lenses.
> Love to hear if you have one that works really well for you and how it
> compares to the DSLRs.
> Many thanks!
>
> Don K
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1. Re: The ultimate bird photographer question faux – pas?
(Gary Davidson)

Donald,

Have you looked at the LUMIX series. I bought a DMC FZ2200 for my wife to
replace a Canon Powershot because the Canon was too slow in turning on and
focussing.
As you well know birds do not wait for us to get our camera set up before
they shift to another spot.
My wife takes excellent shots of wildlife with the LUMIX . Actually it
shoots well above its weight Lightyears better than Canon. It also takes
excellent videos as well.
And they are very light compared to DSLRS .

Hope this helps

Milton Smith



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